§ Mr. W. R. SMITH
asked the Minister of Labour whether it is possible for a trade board to establish a regulation abolishing overtime, especially where both sides represented on the trade board are agreed upon such proposal?
§ Sir R. HORNE
The Trade Boards Acts do not empower a trade board to make a regulation abolishing overtime. A trade board is, however, empowered to fix overtime rates at any rates higher than the normal rates, and to declare the normal number of working hours per week or per day in the trade, beyond which the overtime rates must be paid.