HC Deb 05 July 1923 vol 166 cc634-5W
Captain J. HAY

asked the Minister of Labour the number of bakers registered as unemployed or casually employed in Glasgow during February, 1922, and the number similarly registered in February of this year?


The numbers of bakers, biscuit makers and cake makers on the Live Registers of Employment Exchanges in the Glasgow area were 972 at 5th February, 1923, and 494 at 7th February, 1922. I cannot state separately the number of such persons who were also casually employed.

Captain HAY

asked the Minister of Labour if he will consider the introduction of legislation to prohibit night work in bakeries; and whether he is aware that such a measure would result in a diminution of unemployment in the bakery trade?


My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply. I am afraid I can only repeat the reply which I have given to previous questions on this subject, that in view of the controversial nature of the legislation, it is impossible for the Government to undertake it.