HC Deb 15 December 1938 vol 342 cc2207-8W
Mr. Rhys Davies

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that the Aerated Water Trade Board for England and Wales has made repeated requests during the last 10 years for an inquiry into the conditions of employment of those engaged in bottling alcoholic drinks who were at present outside the ambit of the Aerated Water Trade Board; and whether he will now accede to this request or, as an alternative, see to it that trade board conditions shall apply to those engaged in bottling cider, ale,

ment benefit and transitional payments or unemployment allowances (excluding payments in supplementation of benefit) made direct through the undermentioned Employment Exchanges in one week in each of the years 1932 to 1938.

stout, porter, and kindred alcoholic drinks?

Mr. E. Brown

As a result of information recently laid before me by the board, I propose to put an investigation in hand in due course, but owing to exceptional pressure of work this investigation cannot be commenced at present.