§ Q8. Mr. Hector Hughes
asked the Prime Minister when he received from the Aberdeen area branch of the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers a recent letter protesting against Her Majesty's Government's continued delay in introducing legislation to protect the health, welfare and safety of workers in shops and offices; and what reply he has sent.
§ The Prime Minister
I received the letter to which the Question refers on 30th November. I sent the hon. and learned Member on 6th December a copy of the reply which was sent to the Branch Secretary of the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers.
§ Mr. Hughes
Does not the Prime Minister realise that that situation is completely intolerable? Is he aware that these workers have been waiting for the protection suggested in the Question for a very long time? The Government have promised them that protection but they have broken their promises. Will they now keep their promises in this matter?