HC Deb 19 June 1894 vol 25 c1462
MR. LOUGH (Islington, W.)

On behalf of the hon. Member for Devonport (Mr. Kearley), I beg to ask the Civil Lord of the Admiralty whether he is now able to state the arrangements and the date for the introduction of the 48-hour week into the naval establishments?


It has now been decided that the new system shall come into operation on the 2nd of July. An amendment of the Dockyard Regulations will be issued to the yards forthwith, setting forth the arrangement in detail. It has been considered desirable to assimilate as far as practicable the Regulations to be enforced in future by the War Office and the Admiralty. The four public holidays with pay will be retained. The table of working hours has been so arranged as to make an average of 48 hours per week during the year. The hours of commencing and leaving off work has been fixed, as heretofore, with reference to the daylight, and the longest working day will be nine hours and the shortest seven hours and a quarter.

MR. JACKSON (Leeds, N.)

Will the details be laid on the Table of the House, so that hon. Members may know what they are?


I suppose there would be no objection to that. At any rate, they will appear in the form of Dockyard Regulations, which are published.