HC Deb 20 February 1911 vol 21 cc1526-7

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will, when calling upon railway companies to make future returns, in pursuance of Section 4 of The Railway Regulation Act, 1889, request that a statement be made of all cases where servants now included in the schedules are on duty more than eight hours, nine hours, ten hours, and eleven hours, respectively, in any one turn of duty, in addition to the longer periods given showing the overtime worked in certain grades but not in others?


The periodical Returns in their present form appear to meet the object of the Section referred to, and are well adapted to test how far the railway companies give effect to the recommendation of the Committee of 1892 that "the arrangements of the companies should be so framed as to prevent the booked time of drivers, firemen, and guards from exceeding 66 hours per week or 12 hours on any one day."