HC Deb 20 December 1934 vol 296 cc1301-2

asked the Minister of Labour whether, in the discussions which he proposes to have with employers on the subject of hours of work, he will take into special consideration the position at Briggs Bodies, Limited, in view of the excessive hours which are being worked there?


As the hon. Member is aware, the Department has already been in communication with the company to which he refers, and they have indicated a readiness to discuss the position further. My right hon. Friend proposes to pursue the matter in conjunction with the discussions with the organisations in the industries concerned.


In view of the fact that this firm works 55 hours, and in view of the normal rates paid, at least will the right hon. Gentleman call the attention of the Government Departments to the desirability of the firm not securing Government contracts until they conform to the ordinary standard?


I have already said that the company have indicated their readiness to consider the position further with my Department.