§ 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?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
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 1190 foreign competition; the number to be employed on the shifts was expected to vary, the maximum being probably about 70