§ Mr. D. GRENFELL
asked the President of the Board of Education how many catalogue saleswomen at the Victoria and Albert Museum receive 5½d. an hour; what is the number of hours worked per week; and what are the normal weekly takings for the sale of catalogues?286W
§ Sir D. MACLEAN
No catalogue saleswomen at the Victoria and Albert Museum are at present employed on the minimum basic rate of 5½d. an hour which, with bonus, amounts to 33s. a week. The saleswomen at the museum are subject to a 48-hour week, inclusive of meal times and a weekly half-holiday. The average weekly takings for sales at the catalogue stalls have, during the past 12 months, been approximately £32.