HC Deb 01 June 1893 vol 12 c1744
MR. CHANNLNG (Northampton, E.)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether any further Returns as to hours of labour of railway servants exceeding 10 or 12 hours respectively have as yet been ordered for any month since December 1891; and whether, in any future Return, the form of the Returns will be modified so as to afford clearer information as to the more serious cases of overwork?


No further Returns have been ordered at present, and I propose to await the passing of the Railway Servants (Hours of Labour) Bill before deciding upon future action. if my hon. Friend will favour me with his suggestions for the amendment of the form of Return they shall be carefully considered.


Before the right hon. Gentleman comes to any decision will he consult practical railway men?


Certainly; I shall take the best advice I can get.