HC Deb 04 May 1911 vol 25 c584

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he was aware that overtime was worked extensively on Sunday in the branch of the coachbuilding trade connected with the motor industry; and whether he could state to what extent this practice existed in that and other industries?


The Secretary of State has no precise information as to the extent of Sunday employment in different industries, and there has been no time since the question appeared on the Paper to make inquiries, but he is informed by the Factory Department that there is some Sunday employment in the motor trade for the purpose of completing pressing orders and in garages for the purpose of repairs of public motor conveyances, and as regards other industries, in printing works, railways, electric generating stations, bakehouses, and occasionally in docks. The hon. Member is, of course, aware that the Factory Act prohibits, with certain exceptions, the employment on Sunday of women, young persons, and children in factories or workshops.