HC Deb 05 July 1939 vol 349 c1315W
Viscountess Astor

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that many shop assistants are working over 60 hours a week, and whether he will consider legislation to remedy this state of affairs?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

My right hon. Friend has under consideration the reports of the joint conferences of employers' and employees' organisations in the retail distributive trades on wages, hours and conditions in these trades, but I am not at present in a position to say what action he may decide to take.