HC Deb 25 August 1909 vol 9 c2092

asked whether the right hon. Gentleman is aware of the long hours during which domestic servants are employed; and whether, as in the case of shop assistants, he will introduce legislation for regulating the period of their work, and providing for adequate meal times, ventilation, and sanitary accommodation.


I am aware that domestic servants, especially when only one is employed, frequently work long hours under unsatisfactory conditions. It is not, however, continuous service, and stands on a different footing to employment in factories and shops. I suggest to my hon. Friend that he might himself bring in a Bill next Session dealing with the hours of domestic servants. If he will do so, I promise to give all the consideration which his measure will deserve.


I will consider the matter.