HC Deb 30 January 1941 vol 368 cc666-7
19. Mr. David Adams

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that no agreement exists in the civil engineering industry for holidays with pay; and whether he will initiate steps to bring this industry into line with common practice in this matter?

Mr. Bevin

I am aware that no such agreement exists. I understand that the question of making arrangements for holidays with pay in this industry has been raised on the joint board by which the conditions in the industry are regulated, and I am communicating with the Board to inquire what progress is being made.

Mr. Adams

May I take it that little or no progress has been made? Perhaps the right hon. Gentleman might give a hint which would be more heplful?

Mr. Bevin

If I make inquiries, it may be taken as a hint.

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