HC Deb 24 July 1934 vol 292 c1643
31. Mr. THORNE

asked the Minister of Labour whether he can give any information to the House relative to the 45 women ranging in age from 49 years to 15 years who were sent from the Cardiff Employment Exchange on Monday afternoon to go fruit picking near Hereford; if he can state the rates of wages to be paid; whether the work was day work or at piece rates; the hours to be worked; what sleeping and sanitary accommodation was provided; and whether he has received a report from the manager of the Employment Exchange at Hereford in connection with the matter?


I am making inquiries into the matter and will let the hon. Member know the result.


Will the hon. Gentleman find out whether the people in question were informed of the rates that they were to receive before they left the Employment Exchange?


I do not think I had better go into the matter fully until I have all the information, because there is a considerable conflict of evidence about what happened.