HC Deb 23 April 1928 vol 216 cc647-8W

asked the Home Secretary the number of firms known to be engaged on the two-shift system for women and young persons: whether any orders for the working of this system have been issued this year; and the number of workpeople concerned?


Orders have been granted up to date to 570 firms in respect of 636 works, but inquiries have shown that probably not more than a third of the Orders are in actual use at any one time. Thirty-six Orders have been granted this year: the total number of women and young persons whom it was proposed to employ on the shifts in these cases is about 1,900.

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