HC Deb 26 November 1920 vol 135 cc842-87

As amended (in the Standing Committee), considered.

Mr. DEPUTY-SPEAKER (Mr. Whitley)

called on Captain Bowyer.

Captain BOWYER

In view of the other Clauses which are on the Paper I do not propose to move any of my Clauses on page 4686 of the Order Paper, but if the hon. Member for Hanley (Mr. Seddon), whose. name appears with mine for the Clause on page 4687 [Employment of women and young persons in shifts], is in the House, I will give way to him. If he is not here, I will move it.


That is doubtless agreeable to other hon. Members whose names are attached to the earlier Clauses. Does the hon. Member for Durham (Major Hills) agree to that?


I believe that is the most convenient course. There are two points on these Amendments. The first is whether two shifts are to be sanctioned and the second point is the hours within which they are to be sanctioned. Those two points are best raised in the Amendment in the name of the hon. Member for Hanley. But I should like to know whether the Government intends to adopt that Clause, for there is no Amendment on the Paper in the name of any Member of the Government?


We can only hear that when we arrive at the Clause. I think the hon. Members concerned are willing that we should pass to that Clause, which gives an opportunity of raising all the points.

  1. NEW CLAUSE.—(Employment of women and young persons in shifts.) 17,989 words