HC Deb 26 February 1936 vol 309 cc444-5
50. Mr. THORNE

asked the Minister of Transport whether he has received a report from the traffic commissioners relative to the prosecution of a transport contractor at Taunton who was fined £6 10s. for permitting two employés to drive lorries excessive hours, one of whom had 13 times worked more than 14 hours per day; how many similar cases have occurred in the past 12, months; and will he take steps to protect vehicle drivers against loss of employment if they communicate with the Ministry about the excessive hours they are compelled to work?


Such cases are not reported to me. I am sure that the authorities fully appreciate the necessity of taking such steps as they can to prevent drivers being unfairly penalised.