HC Deb 07 June 1939 vol 348 c431W
Mr. Paling

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has considered a recently published report on the labour situation in Uganda, in which it is stated that long hours are worked in the case of small ginneries; that among 95 ginneries, 31 had 10-hour shifts, 39 had 11-hour shifts, and 6 had 12-hour shifts; and what steps he proposes to take to remedy this state of affairs?

Mr. M. MacDonald

In accordance with the recommendation in paragraph 234 of the report to which the hon. Member refers, the Government of Uganda propose to enter into negotiations with the cotton ginning industry with a view to the closer regulation of conditions of work in the ginneries. I am expecting to receive a further report from the Governor.