HC Deb 14 June 1934 vol 290 c1870

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is now in a position to state the constitution of the committee set up to inquire into the working of the two-shift system?


Yes, Sir. I will circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT a copy of the Warrant of Appointment.

Following is the copy:

  • I hereby appoint:
  • Sir Malcolm Delevingne, K.C.B., K.C.V.O.,
  • Brigadier-General A. C. Baylay, D.S.O.,
  • Charles Brown, Esq., M.P.,
  • Miss Winifred Cullis, C.B.E.,
  • A. B. Howitt, Esq., C.V.O., M.D., M.P.,
  • Miss Megan Lloyd George, M.P., and Arthur Shaw, Esq., J.P.,
to be a committee to inquire into the working of the temporary provisions contained in Section 2 of the Employment of Women, Young Persons and Children Act, 1920, and Orders made thereunder whereby women and young persons of the age of 16 years and upwards may be employed in a factory or workshop on a system of two day-shifts, and to advise whether or not this system should be continued on a permanent basis either with or without alteration of the existing law and procedure.

And I further appoint Sir Malcolm Delevingne to be Chairman, and Miss M. D. Symonds, one of His Majesty's Inspectors of Factories, to be secretary of the committee.