HC Deb 28 July 1939 vol 350 cc1826-7W
Mr. Tomlinson

asked the Home Secretary what procedure is adopted by his Department when applications to work the shift system are made by cotton textile employers; are inspectors asked to report; and, if so, what detailed enquiries are they expected to make?

Mr. Peake

All applications of the kind referred to are specially investigated by an Inspector, who submits a full report on the circumstances, dealing, among other things, with such matters as the grounds for the application, the hours pro- posed, the conduct of the ballot and the wishes of the workpeople concerned, welfare and transport facilities, facilities for attendance at continuation schools, and working conditions at the factory.