§ 38. Lord H. CAVENDISH-BENTINCK
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the fact that clerks in the railway passenger department do not enjoy a weeky half-holiday, he will consider the desirability of introducing legislation to confer upon these clerks this privilege, which is enjoyed by all other branches of clerical workers?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. McKenna)
My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply to this question. The hours and holidays of clerical workers are not regulated by Statute at present, and I am afraid I cannot hold out any immediate prospect of legislation in the direction suggested in the question.
§ Lord H. CAVENDISH- BENTINCK
Will the right hon. Gentleman approach the railway companies with the object of getting a half-holiday for these men?
§ Mr. McKENNA
I am afraid that is a question which should be addressed to my right hon. Friend. [An HON. MEMBER: "Where is he?"]