HC Deb 26 February 1924 vol 170 c251

asked the Secretary for Scotland what action, if any, he proposes to take in respect of the Farm Servants' Holiday (Scotland) Bill and a 48-hours' week for Scottish agricultural workers?


In view of the Government's large programme of legislation, I cannot undertake to introduce measures dealing with these subjects at an early date, but I will do everything in my power to encourage an extension of the arrangements for half-holidays and shorter working hours which have in many instances been made in Scotland by conference and agreement between the farm workers and their employers.