HC Deb 02 July 1931 vol 254 cc1435-6
13. Mr. McSHANE

asked the Minister of Labour whether, in all situations in boarding houses at the seaside dealt with by her officers, they make any inquiry from the prospective employer as to wages and hours?


Employers are asked to give as full details as possible of the conditions of employment offered. Wages are always stated, but as my hon. Friend knows, the hours vary according to the circumstances of each establishment at different periods of the season. The Department make every effort to obtain particulars, and, in my opinion, it is most important that information as to hours should be given, when the vacancy is notified to the Exchange.


Would it not be simpler if a suitable form were sent out from the Employment Exchange on which there was a space for a statement as to wages and hours?


I am considering what improvements can be made.


Will the right hon. Lady also consider asking for particulars of the living and sleeping accommodation? In some cases they sleep three and four in a room.