§ 89. Mr. PETHICK-LAWRENCE
asked the Home Secretary how many orders have been issued to firms allowing women and youths to work on a system of two shifts in the day; and, in view of the fact that such orders were originated in wartime as an emergency action, what is the policy of the Home Office in the matter?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
The number of Orders issued is 537. The Orders are granted under the temporary powers conferred by the Employment of Women, Young Persons and Children Act, 1920, and so long as these powers are continued in force, I propose to exercise them in all proper cases.