§ 4. Mr. Day
asked the Minister of Labour whether, in view of the fact that the recent inquiry held by his Department into the working conditions and hours of work of persons employed in the cinema industry revealed the fact that many thousands of persons so employed were working over 70 hours a week for salaries under £2 10s. per week, and that their employers did not belong to any association and, accordingly, no agreement could be arrived at between them and the employés' association, he will now state what action he proposes to take to improve or remedy these conditions?
§ Mr. E. Brown
I am not aware what authority the hon. Member has for the statements contained in the first part of his question. In any case, I am of opinion that the best method of making progress towards the regulation of wages and other conditions in this industry is as stated in my reply of 9th March.
§ Mr. T. Williams
Where employers' and workers' organisations have entered into agreements to observe certain conditions, and the conditions are not observed by non-members of employers' organisations, what action will the right hon. Gentleman take?