§ Mr. WHITELEY
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of the long hours worked by the, indoor staffs of mental hospitals, particularly the 13½ hours per day worked by the female nurses; and whether it is the intention of the Government to include such workers when the Washington Convention on hours is brought before the House for ratification?
As my right hon. Friend stated in his reply on the 14th May to the hon. Member for Taunton (Mr. Hope Simpson), the question of hours of duty in mental hospitals is under the consideration of a Departmental Committee, and he would prefer to await their Report before answering the last part of the question.