HC Deb 11 August 1896 vol 44 cc496-7

I beg to ask the First Commissioner of Works whether he has received a memorial from the mechanics and labourers in the Royal Parks praying for a diminution of their hours of work; what answer he has been able to make to that memorial; and what are the present hours of the men in question?


I have received memorials from workmen in certain of the Royal Parks for a reduction of hours of work, and I am making arrangements to meet this application by a grant of a half-holiday on Saturdays. The hours of duty vary with the time of year, but the general average has been about 57 per week.