HC Deb 08 April 1935 vol 300 c785

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that some employers in the distributive trades, consequent upon the fact that they cannot now legally employ young persons beyond a restricted number of hours per week, have discharged numbers of young persons covered by the Shops Act, 1934; and whether he will take steps to put a stop to this practice?

The MINISTER of LABOUR (Mr. Oliver Stanley)

I am not aware of such discharges and shall be glad if the hon. Member will give me particulars.


Provided I give the right hon. Gentleman information, will he be good enough to see if he can possibly take some action to prevent this brutal and callous treatment of young persons by employers


I should like to see the information first, before I give any answer to that question.

Viscountess ASTOR

If my right hon. Friend cannot bring in a Bill dealing with unregulated trades, will he bring in a Bill dealing with the regulated trades?


As my answer was that I have no knowledge of what is contained in the question till I have been given particulars, I cannot answer the Noble Lady's question.

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