HC Deb 20 May 1936 vol 312 c1186
36 and 37. Mr. D. GRENFELL

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies (1) whether his attention has been drawn to the Masters and Servants Ordinance, Antigua, 1922; and whether, in view of its unpopularity in the colony, he proposes to take any steps in the matter;

(2) whether it is intended to abolish penal clauses against employés for breach of civil contracts for hire and service in Antigua and against employers for breach by them of such contracts?


I am aware that the existing masters' and servants' legislation is in certain respects out of date. Although assurances were given to my predecessor that the existing legislation was found to work smoothly, I am taking the matter up again with the Governor with a view, more particularly, to the abolition of the penal sanctions to which the hon. Member refers.