HC Deb 07 April 1927 vol 204 cc2235-6
5. Colonel DAY

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware that licensed car-park keepers at various ranks in the West End, who are licensed by the Commissioner of Police, are not in receipt of any salary and have to rely entirely on tips; and will he consider the introduction of legislation having as its object the payment of these public servants?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir William Joynson-Hicks)

No, Sir; I do not see my way to adopt this suggestion.

Colonel DAY

Does not the right hon. Gentleman think it is a very bad policy to have these men working for nothing?


I have said in my reply that I do not see my way to adopt the hon. and gallant Member's suggestion.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that, in spite of the unsatisfactory nature of employment like this, which is without wages, a man who refuses this job may be refused unemployment benefit?


I am afraid that question must be addressed to my colleague the Minister of Labour.