HC Deb 16 July 1942 vol 381 c1322
4. Mr. Bowles

asked the Minister of Labour whether the Press notice issued last March applies to employers not engaged directly or indirectly in war production?

Mr. Bevin

The Press notice as to leave for women with husbands in the Forces or Mercantile Marine related to all employers, whether or not directly engaged in war production.

7. Major Kimball

asked the Minister of Labour whether, in cases where a man and his wife are employed in different essential industries which have selected different weeks for their works holidays, he will give authority for the wife to be granted her holiday for the same week as the husband's holiday?

Mr. Bevin

I have a great deal of sympathy with the point made by my hon. and gallant Friend, but it will be appreciated that the holiday arrangements of each factory must be planned primarily with reference to the organisation of the factory and the needs of production. I hope, however, that employers will do what is practicable to meet requests from employees in such cases as that referred to in the Question.