§ 39. Brigadier-General Spears
asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that the hours worked by barmaids and barmen employed in public houses under the Carlisle State Management Scheme are 63¾ hours per week with one Sunday in every three off duty, when the hours worked are 56½; and how these hours compare with the hours worked by barmaids and barmen employed in public houses under private enterprise?
§ Sir J. Simon
I understand that the hours worked by barmen and barmaids employed by the Carlisle State Management Scheme are substantially as stated by my hon. and gallant Friend. The conditions of service are agreed with the National Union of General and Municipal Workers, and I have no reason to think that they compare unfavourably with those obtaining under private enterprise.
§ Brigadier-General Spears
Does the right hon. Gentleman think it right that employés of the State should work a week of 60 hours?
§ Mr. Mathers
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that these employés are well organised, and that the trade union with which they are connected is desirous of seeing their wages and conditions extended throughout the trade, including £3 7s. 6d. a week for barmen and holidays with pay?