HC Deb 24 June 1919 vol 117 c28
47. Captain TERRELL

asked the Prime Minister whether in the coming legislation for the introduction of an eight hours day in certain industries of the country he proposes to include agriculture; and whether agriculture is represented on the industrial council which has been recommending the adoption of the principle?


I have been asked to reply to this question. It is intended to apply the Bill to agriculture in principle, though it is recognised that modifications will be necessary in regard to the method of its application, in order to meet the special needs of the industry. There was a representative of agriculture both on the employés and the workers' side of the Provisional Committee which drafted the Report on which the Bill is based.