HC Deb 28 November 1917 vol 99 cc2017-8
86. Mr. T. DAVIES

asked the Home Secretary if his attention has been called to the condition under which some of the Voluntary Aid Detachments are working in some public institutions; whether young girls in many cases have been doing night-work continuously for many months to the detriment of their health; and whether he has any power to put the Factory Acts in operation in such cases, so as to ensure those young women fair conditions under which to work?


The Factory Acts do not apply to the employment of members of Voluntary Aid Detachments on nursing or -domestic work in public institutions. I would suggest that if the hon. Member has information to show that in any instances the conditions are detrimental to health he should communicate with the Red Cross and St. John Ambulance Committee.