§ 37. Mr. R. Gibson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the total number of attendants and nurses on the staffs of or employed at mental institutions in Scotland as at 31st May, 1937; how many of these individuals had a tour of duty extending to 84 or more hours, 78 and under 84 hours, 72 and under 78 hours, 66 and under 72 hours. 60 and under 66 hours, 54 and under 60 hours, 48 and under 54 hours, 42 and under 48 hours, and under 42 hours per week, respectively; what are the corresponding figures for the Smithston institution in Greenock; and whether he has any further statement to make regarding the working week of these individuals?
§ Mr. Elliot
I will, with the permission of the hon. and learned Member, circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT a statement giving the information desired. As regards the last part of the question, no legislation on this subject is in contemplation.
§ Mr. Gibson
With reference to the answer to the last part of the question, can the right hon. Gentleman say whether there is any alteration in the number of local authorities that apply the 48-hour week to these people, and whether there is any alteration in the number of local authorities that have the question under consideration?
§ Following is the statement:2843
|Mental Institutions in Scotland.|
|—||Number of Nurses and Attendants employed as at 31st May, 1937.||84 or more.||78 and under 84.||72 and under 78.||66 and under 72.||60 and under 60.||54 and under 60.||48 and under 54.||42 and under 48.||Under 42.|
|Including meal hours—all Mental Institutions in Scotland including Greenock Parochial Asylum.||2,414||1,563||3,977||13*||3||40†||9||36||14||1,121||769||652||364||375||278||124||107||53||18||—||1|
|Greenock Parochial Asylum||22||27||49||—||—||—||—||—||1||—||6||22||20||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|Excluding meal hours—all Mental Institutions in Scotland including Greenock Parochial Asylum.||2,414||1,563||3,977||4*||—||—||1||27†||11||17||13||1,020||681||805||469||252||191||289||196||—||1|
|Greenock Parochial Asylum||22||27||49||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||22||27||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
§ * Of these 4 are Sisters of a religious order.
§ † Of these 20 are Sisters of a religious order