§ 14. Mr. Leslie
asked the Minister of Labour whether he has considered the 604 advisability of setting up a trade board for the catering trade, in view of the low wages and long hours imposed upon women employed in the trade to the detriment of their health?
§ Mr. E. Brown
The hon. Member may rest assured that among other possibilities the question of action under the Trade Boards Acts will not be overlooked in my consideration of the most effective methods of regulating conditions in this field. If the hon. Member can furnish particulars of the low wages and long hours to which he refers I shall be glad to consider them.
§ Mr. Leslie
Is the Minister not aware that there is any amount of evidence in his office as to the bad conditions in the catering trade?