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ADMINISTRATION PLAN.

DOMINIONS' REPRESENTATION,

{United Service Message.)

PARIS, March 29. The details of the convention drawn up by the Peace Conference's Labour Commission show that the convention makes provision for* old age and accident pensions, and establishes two international labour offices. The genez"al conference will be composed of four representatives of each Power, whereof two will be Government delegates and one . each for employers and employees. The conference meets at" least once yearly. Delegates may be accompanied by two advisers, and one must be a woman when,women's questions are discussed. •A labour office will be established at the seat of' the League of Nations, as part of the League's organisation, under a governing director and staff ,of different nationalities, of whom a proportion must be women. The office will collect and distribute information, and publish a. journal printed in various languages. ....... v - The convention, provides that an International Cqtu-t; of; Justice shall, where necessary, enforce the Conference's decisions. The.Dominions, selfgoverning colonies, and India are given ,a.status as high .contracting parties. The Governments agree to apply, the conventions; ito the Colonies, except where local conditions require modification. The protocal provides that the governing body shall comprise twelve Governments, six : employers' and six employees' representatives; whereof two-thirds must ■' represent the "eight principal .industrial Powers. The Dominions ; .are not entitled to separate representation on the governing body. Provision will be made to deal with the contracting nations failing to* fulfil the conventions' demands. . ; .•:.-?.--.-.'•

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ADMINISTRATION PLAN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9573, 31 March 1919

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ADMINISTRATION PLAN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9573, 31 March 1919

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