HC Deb 01 December 1949 vol 470 cc1297-8
11. Major Guy Lloyd

asked the Minister of Labour whether, to assist in reducing costs of production, he will hold an inquiry into the prevalence of paid tea breaks in industry which are not covered by any national or local working rule agreement, and to investigate the extent to which any arrangements for two nominal 10 minute breaks a day, have been extended to two breaks of half an hour each.

Mr. Isaacs

No, Sir. Any difficulties of this kind can best be dealt with by joint consultation between the employers and workers concerned.