71. Viscountess ASTOR
asked the Minister of Agriculture if he has any information as to whether orders affecting women workers, made under the Agricultural Wages (Regulation) Act, meet, the varying conditions under which women are employed in different parts of the country; and, if not, whether he is prepared to take any action in the matter?
§ The MINISTER of AGRICULTURE (Mr. Guinness)
As the Orders made under the Agricultural Wages (Regulation) Act are made by committees comprising representatives of local employers and 3yorkers I have no reason to believe that the Orders generally are not sufficient to meet the circumstances of women's employment, but, in view of the representations which have been made, I am proposing to make inquiries as to the actual conditions under which women are employed in each county.