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Thursday, 19 July 1906

Mr TUDOR (for Mr. Maloney) asked the Prime Minister, upon notice-

1.   Whether he is aware that an International Conference on matters pertaining to labour and industrial conditions generally has been convened by the Swiss Government to take place shortly atBerne?

2.   Is he aware that many Governments were represented at similar Conferences at Dusseldorf in 1902, and Vienna in 1905, and that the result of such Conferences has been of great importance ?

3.   Whether the Swiss Government has invited the Government of the Commonwealth to participate in the Berne Conference; and, if not, will the Government take the necessary steps to secure representation at the Conference?

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