HC Deb 17 May 1928 vol 217 cc1189-90
18. Mr. KELLY

asked the Home Secretary the reasons given by the Preston Doubling Company and the Belgarth Mills, Limited, for Orders under Section 2 of the Employment of Women, Young Persons, and Children Act, 1920, and the numbers of workers concerned?


In the first-mentioned case, the object was to coordinate output from the doubling and gassing departments, pending installation of further gassing plant; it was anticipated that eight workers would be employed on the shifts. In the other case, the object was to reduce the proportion of overhead charges by increasing production with a view particularly to meet foreign competition; the number to be employed on the shifts was expected to vary, the maximum being probably about 70

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