HC Deb 07 July 1909 vol 7 c1384W

asked the hon. Member for South Somerset, as representing the President of the Board of Agriculture, if a communication has been received from the Royal Gardens, Kew, Employes' Union, appealing for a reduction of their working hours, and pointing out that their hours in summer are from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., whereas the men at the Royal parks, London County Council parks, and Bushy and Richmond parks have much better working conditions, and, further, that the later employés enjoy a much longer leave of absence; and, if so, can he state what action it is intended to take in order to bring about more reasonable hours of labour?


We have received the communication to which my hon. Friend refers, and it is receiving careful consideration.