73. Mr. SILVESTER HORNE
asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the fact that the staffs on the restaurant cars of the railway companies are not permitted in many instances the half-day holiday to which they are entitled under the Shops Act; and whether he proposes to amend the Act so as to ensure that all such employés shall enjoy the benefits of the Act?
§ Mr. McKENNA
No representations appear to have been received by my Department on the subject. The question whether restaurant car attendants come within the provisions of the Shops Act raises a point of law on which I cannot undertake to express an opinion; but, in any event, I am afraid I can hold out no prospect of amending legislation in the near future.