§ Mr. E. BROWN
A list of the industries in which collective agreements are known to be in operation providing for annual holidays with pay for manual workers was given in the Ministry of Labour Gazette for April, 1936. The number of manual workers covered by such agreements cannot be stated exactly, but is estimated at about 1,500,000.
§ Mr. WATKINS
Will the right hon. Gentleman use his influence with those industries that do not provide this arrangement, in order that they may do so at the earliest possible moment?
Will the Minister bear in mind that it is necessary to do something more than bring it to the notice of employers; and will the Government take action on their own initiative, and not be forced by the Socialists to do it?
Sir NAIRNE STEWART SANDEMAN
Does not this sound as though people were trying to reduce the pay of the workers?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. W. S. Morrison)
All whole time civil employés in the direct service of the State, manual and non-manual, are allowed annual holidays with pay, subject, in some instances, to a qualifying period of service. The number of persons affected is approximately 445,000.