MR. CURZON (Lancashire, Southport)
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether the term of 54 hours per week for which women may be employed in connection with collieries under the terms of "The Coal Mines Regulation Act, 1887," includes the intervals allowed for meals, as stated in Clause 7, Sub-section 7, of that Act?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. MATTHEWS) (Birmingham, E.)
As I read the Act, the answer to my hon. Friend's Question is in the negative.
§ In reply to Mr. FENWICK (Northumberland, Wansbeck),
§ MR. MATTHEWS
said, that, as he understood it, the 54 hours had nothing to do with the time allowed for meals.
asked the right hon. Gentleman, whether he was aware that that would make it 63 hours per week instead of 54?
§ [No reply.]