HC Deb 18 March 1912 vol 35 c1688W

asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether, in view of the fact that certain of the employés at the Royal Gardens, Kew, have-recently had their hours of labour reduced he will grant a similar reduction to the rest of the employés there?


An order has recently been issued with the twofold object of reducing the extra attendance which it is necessary for the foremen to give over and above the ordinary official hours, and of equalising their obligations in regard to such attendance. But the ordinary hours of attendance have not been reduced, and it is not proposed to make any alteration in this respect as regards the staff as a whole.