§ Mr. KELLY
asked the Home Secretary the reasons given for the granting of an order, under Section 2 of the Act of 1920, for the operation of the two-shift system by Messrs. W. Fletcher and Sons, Derby; Messrs. Clemesha Brothers and Birch, Limited, Leek; Containers, Limited. Newbury; the Dominion Dairy Company, Limited, Aylesbury; the British Thomson Houston Company, Limited, Chesterfield; and the number of children, young persons and women concerned?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
The object in each case was to increase production in certain processes. The numbers expected to be employed under the Orders referred to were 72, 6, 26, 52 and 6 respectively of whom 12, 1, 8, 24 and 0 were young persons between 16 and 18 years of age.