Royal Commission on Labour in India: Report(1929)||
In approaching the discussion of the future position of labour in the constitution, we found ourselves handicapped by the fact that we have had to consider the question at a time when it is uncertain what form that constitution will take. The main lines of the constitution must be determined by considerations which lie outside our scope, and until these are determined, it is not possible to advise with precision as to the best, manner of securing that the interests of labour shall be adequately served. A further difficulty is that the constitutional issues relate to the whole of India, whereas our field has been limited to the provinces of British India. In these circumstances, our best course is to set down what appear to us the main considerations relating to our own problems, to recognise frankly that these can exercise only a minor influence on the bigger issues, which may be decided in more than one way, and to offer some recommendations which we believe will be of service, whatever solution is reached.