HC Deb 21 July 1924 vol 176 c890W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he is aware that the Indian employés of the Tata Icon and steel Company at Jamshedpur are not granted any rest days, although the Factory Act makes it compulsory for one day's rest in 10 to be given; and what steps are being taken by the Government of India to enforce the law?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. The Indian law provides for a weekly rest clay on Sunday or a substituted day, provided that the substitution in no case results in more than 10 consecutive days. My Noble Friend has no reason to suppose that the Provincial Government, which is responsible for the administration of the Factory Act, has failed to enforce its provisions.

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