HC Deb 12 December 1928 vol 223 c2126
66. Mr. KELLY

asked the Minister of Agriculture the beet - sugar factories where a 12-hour day has been in operation during 1928, and the beet-sugar factories where the 8-hour day has been in operation during this year?


As the reply is rather long, I propose, with the hon. Member's permission, to circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the reply:

A 12-hour day is worked during the present manufacturing campaign at the following beet-sugar factories:

Allscott. Brigg.
Peterborough. Wissington.
Selby. Felstead.

At the following factories a proportion of the men are employed on shifts of 12 hours:

Colwick. Poppleton.
Kidderminster. Cupar.

The system of 8-hour shifts is generally in operation in the following factories:

Cantley. King's Lynn.
Kelham. Bury St. Edmunds.
Ipswich. Eynsham.

The general policy of the industry is, I understand, to work on the 8-hour basis, but in some cases the 12-hour shift is for the time being considered necessary on account of the local conditions.

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