HC Deb 14 May 1908 vol 188 cc1333-4
*MR. WARDLE (Stockport)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the dining-car attendants in the service of the Midland Railway Company are occasionally called upon to perform Sunday duty after having been on active service for seventy-five to eighty hours during the week, which, with the Sunday duty referred to, increases their hours of labour to about ninety per week; and whether, in view of the nature of such service, he will make representations to the Midland Railway Company with the object of reducing the number of hours service of dining-car attendants where they are at present excessive.


Dining-car attendants do not appear to come within the scope of the Railway Regulation Act, 1893, but I will obtain the observations of the railway company on my hon. friend's Question and communicate with him in due course.