HC Deb 22 February 1911 vol 21 c1891

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he can state the total number of men employed in and about the docks and wharves of London; what number of these are permanently employed; the number casually employed; whether he has received any information as to the conditions now prevailing for calling upon men; and whether it is now the practice to call men for periods of employment lasting not more than one hour?


In the Board of Trade Labour Gazette returns are given showing the daily number employed at all the docks, and 110 of the principal wharves. The average daily number in January was 14,384, but I am unable to say how many individuals are represented by this number. As regards the other points in the question, the information in my possession is not quite up-to-date, but I will take steps to supplement it, and will communicate the results to my hon. Friend.