HC Deb 28 February 1924 vol 170 cc710-1W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air if he will insert a condition in all contracts that during a period of peace and great industrial depression no overtime shall be worked whore extra labour is available?


It is the policy of the Air Ministry to discourage the working of overtime on contracts, and every effort is made to obviate the need for it by indicating probable requirements to firms as far in advance as possible. The insertion of a specific prohibition of overtime in the conditions of contract would present difficulties, but the Air Ministry is prepared to consider any particular case on its merits.