§ Mr. E. Brown
The only information available respecting the weekly hours of employment of attendants and others employed at cinemas is that contained in a few collective agreements made between employers' associations and trade unions in certain districts. I will circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT a statement giving such information as is available.
§ Mr. Lawson
Is there not considerable information already at the disposal of the Minister of Labour? Was there not an investigation some years ago, and will the right hon. Gentleman continue that investigation in view of the fact that there have been complaints for many years?
§ Mr. Lawson
Does the right hon. Gentleman not know that there were complaints about working conditions in cinemas some years ago, that the Ministry of Labour began an inquiry, and that there is at the disposal of the Ministry considerable information? Will he begin that inquiry again?
|Hours of Labour of cinema employés as agreed upon between employers' associations and trade unions in certain districts.|
|District.||Class of Workers.||Hours of Labour in a full week.|
|London and Home Counties||Staff working on Sundays:—|
|Projectionists and Electricians||55|
|Staff not working on Sundays:—|
|Projectionists and Electricians||60|
|Manchester||Operators and assistants||48|
|Barrow-in-Furness||Utility men, daymen, electricians, operators and assistants.||50|
|Night Staff: attendants, checkers, ushers, cashiers, barmaids, operators, etc.||5 hours per night.|
|2¾ hours per matinee.|