HC Deb 30 March 1914 vol 60 cc814-5

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if his attention has been directed to the fact that the girls engaged in the fish trade from Yarmouth North to Balta Sound work under extremely unsatisfactory conditions; that no shelter is provided for them, little provision for meals, and that it is impossible for them to keep their feet dry when at work, and that in consequence a severe strain is thrown on the sickness benefit provided by the National Insurance Act during the quarter of the year when they return from work; and if he will ascertain if there are means, short of a strike, of improving their position?


The representations conveyed to my right hon. Friend are receiving careful consideration.