HC Deb 07 June 1901 vol 94 cc1323-4
MR. KEIR HARDIE (Merthyr Tydvil)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that waiters in many of the principal hotels and restaurants of London are worked over seventy hours per week; and whether he proposes to introduce a clause into the new Factory and Workshop Act to regulate the hours of labour for waiters and waitresses.


Representations in the sense of the first paragraph of the question have been made to me, but I have no jurisdiction in the matter. As regards the second paragraph, the clause suggested would be outside the scope of the Factory Bill.