§ 14. Mr. KELLY
asked the Minister of Labour the number of permits of exemption that have been granted by trade boards or the administrative committees on trade boards; the number of such permits which have been varied without the consent of the board or the administrative committee concerned; and what action, if any, has been taken by him as a result of such variations?
§ Sir A. STEEL-MAITLAND
There are 2,189 current permits of exemption granted by trade boards. The conditions specified in the permits can be varied 189 only by the trade boards concerned. From time to time cases come to light in which the employer concerned has not observed the conditions thus prescribed, and appropriate action is then taken by the Department.