HC Deb 07 February 1939 vol 343 cc747-8
60. Mr. Leslie

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that many light-keepers in the employ of the northern lighthouse service are on duty an average of 92 hours per week and in foggy weather often up to 116 hours within seven days; and what proposals he has made to remedy these conditions?

Mr. Stanley

No Sir. I am informed by the Commissioners of Northern Lighthouses that they know of no station at which the hours of duty are as suggested by the hon. Member.

Mr. Leslie

If I supply the figures will the Minister go into them and see whether it is not possible to employ more men?

Mr. Stanley

I will certainly go into anything which the hon. Member brings to my notice, but the Commissioners say that there are no lighthouses where the hours of work are as stated.