HC Deb 27 April 1939 vol 346 cc1321-4W
Mr. Rhys Davies

asked the Home Secretary whether he will state the number of applications received under the Factories Act so exempt employers from the provisions limiting the hours of labour of young persons; and the names and addresses of the applicants?

Mr. Ridley

asked the Home Secretary how many applications have been received under Section 71 of the Factories Act, 1937, for a variation of the hours of work of young persons under 16 years of age; from whom such applications have been received; and what action has been taken in connection with them?

Sir S. Hoare

I have received 44 applications for regulations under Section 71 of the Factories Act, 1937. These refer to 34 industries. The names and addresses of the applicants are in the following statement:

The Section gives me power to make regulations increasing the weekly maximum from 44 to some other figure not exceeding 48 for any class or description of factory or for a particular process, but only if I am satisfied as the result of an inquiry which must be held in public that certain specified conditions are fulfilled.

Inquiries have been held in the case of the cotton and woollen industries, but the reports have not yet been received. Inquiries are in course of arrangement for seven other industries. In six cases an inquiry has been refused. As regards the remainder, no final decision has been taken: the applicants in many cases have been asked to furnish additional information if they wish further consideration to be given to their applications.


List of Applications under Section 71.

Woollen Industry.

Wool (and Allied) Textile Employers' Council, Lloyds Bank Chambers, Hustler-gate, Bradford.

Scottish Woollen Trade Employers' Association, 27, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh 2.

Cotton Industry.

Cotton Spinners and Manufacturers' Association, Midland Bank House, 26, Cross Street, Manchester, 2.

Federation of Master Cotton Spinners' Associations, Ltd., General Department, 529, Fifth Floor, Royal Exchange, Manchester, 2.

Cotton Waste Spinners' and Manufacturers' Association, 12, Exchange Street, Manchester.

Jute Industry.

Association of Jute Spinners and Manufacturers, 5, Cowgate, Dundee.


Dundee Hacklemakers' Association, 10, South Ward Road, Dundee.

Ramie Spinning.

The Yorkshire Ramie Spinning Co., Ltd., Showers Mill, Frizinghall, Bradford.

Bleaching, Dyeing, etc.

Allied Association of Bleachers, Dyers, Printers and Finishers, 2, Cooper Street, Manchester, 2.

Midland Joint Industrial Council of Hosiery Bleachers, 1, King John's Chambers, Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham.

Shuttle and Bobbin Manufacture.

Bobbin Manufacturers' Association, 1, Booth Street, Manchester, 2

Scottish Bobbin and Shuttle Manufacturers' Association, 136, Nethergate, Dundee.

Carpet Industry.

Kidderminster District Carpet Manufacturers' and Spinners' Association, 13, Church Street, Kidderminster.

Scottish Carpet Manufacturers' Association, 34, West George Street, Glasgow, C.2.

Northern Area Carpet Manufacturers' Association, Dean Clough Mills, Halifax.

Making and Packing Textiles.

Master Packers' Association, 2, Cooper Street, Manchester, 2.

Flax Spinners' and Manufacturers' Association, Bush House, Aldwych, W.C.2.

Rope, Twine and Net Manufacturers' Federation, Bush House, Aldwych, W.C.2.

Biscuit Trade.

National Association of Biscuit Manufacturers, 115, Wellington Street, Glasgow.C.2.

British Cake and Biscuit Association, 40, Maddox Street, W.1.

Manuacture of Chocolate and Sugar Confectionery.

Manufacturing Confectioners' Alliance, 22, Buckingham Gate, S.W.1.

The Committee of Ornamental Manufacturers, Golde House, Newcomen Street, S.E.1.

Manufacture of Boots and Shoes.

Rossendale Valley Boot, Shoe and Slipper Manufacturers' Association, Union Bank Chambers, 604, Bacup Road, Waterfoot, Rossendale.

Laundry Trade.

Institution of British Laundries, Ltd., 16–17 Lancaster Gate. W.2.

Paper Making.

Employers' Federation of Papermakers, Aldwych House, W.C.2.

Lace Paper Making.

Association of Lace Paper Makers, 1, St. Paul's Churchyard, E.C.4.

Paper Box Making.

British Paper Box Manufacturers' Federation, Bush House, Aldwych, W.C.2.

Paper Bag Making.

British Paper Bag Federation, Bush House, Aldwych, W.C.2.

Mat Making.

British Coir Mat and Matting Manufacturers' Association, 246–60, Waterloo Road, S.E.1.

Tin Box Manufacture.

British Tin Box Manufacturers' Federation, 33, Cavendish Square, W.1.

Pottery Industry.

British Pottery Manufacturers' Federation, Federation House, Stoke-on-Trent.

Manufacture of Rules and Measuring Tapes.

James Chesterman & Co., Ltd., Bow Works, Sheffield, 11.

John Rabone Sons, Hockley Abbey Works, Birmingham, 18.

I. D. Smallwood, Leopold Street, Birmingham, 12.

Engineering Industry.

Engineering and Allied Employers' National Federation, Broadway House, Tothill Street, S.W.1.

Edge Tool Making.

Edge Tool Manufacturers' Association, Chamber of Commerce, 95, New Street, Birmingham, 2.

Brass and Copper Tube Manufacture.

Brass and Copper Tube Association, King Edward House, New Street, Birmingham, 2.

Manufacture of Light Iron Castings.

National Light Castings Ironfounders Federation, 145, St. Vincent Street. Glasgow, C.2.

Cable Manufacture.

Cable Makers Association, High Holborn House, 52–54, High Holborn, W.C.1.

Felt Hat Manufacture.

British Felt Hat Manufacturers' Federation, Crown Point, Denton, near Manchester.

Printing Trade.

British Federation of Master Printers, 11, Bedford Row, W.C.1.

Manufacture of Stationery.

Employers' Federation of Envelope Makers and Manufacturing Stationers, 230–2, Grand Buildings, Trafalgar Square, S.W.2.

Wall Paper Manufacture.

Wall Paper Manufacturers Employers' Association, 125, High Holborn, W.C.1.

Waste Reclamation Industry.

Metal and Waste Traders Association, 7–8, Norfolk Street, Strand, W.C.2.

Hollow Ware Industry.

Wrought Hollow-ware Trade Employers' Association, Chamber of Commerce, New Street, Birmingham, 2.

Herring Canning.

Food Manufacturers' Federation, 22, Buckingham Gate, S.W.1.