§ 39. Miss JEWSON
asked the Minister of Labour whether, in view of the evidence he has received of low pay and bad conditions of work in the catering trade, he proposes to set up a trade board?
§ Miss BONDFIELD
I have now received evidence with regard to conditions in the light refreshment and dining-room part of the catering trade, which satisfies me that there is a prima facie ease for an inquiry 2509 as to whether the Trade Boards Acts should be applied. The necessary preliminary investigation and consultation with the parties concerned will be initiated at the earliest possible moment.