HC Deb 13 May 1924 vol 173 cc1184-5W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether he is now satisfied that adequate free sanitary accommodation has been provided for the exhibitors' assistants at the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley; and whether any steps have yet been taken to provide them with free mess-room accommodation?


I am informed by the British Empire Exhibition authorities that a circular letter has been addressed to all exhibitors calling attention to their statutory obligations in the matter, and informing them that in order to assist them in carrying out their obligations in this respect arrangements have been made for the issue of season tickets at a charge of 12s. 6d. per head, entitling the holder to the use of the accommodation provided by the management. I understand that exhibitors have been informed that staff institutes, at which meals can be obtained, have been provided for employés, and that badges, entitling the holder to the use of such institutes, can be obtained at a charge of 12s. 6d. per head in the case of men and 7s. 6d. per head in the case of women. I am informed that, should it prove necessary, the caterers are quite prepared to consider the reservation of special accommodation in restaurants at certain hours for the use of exhibitors' staffs.

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