HC Deb 07 November 1940 vol 365 c1453W
Mr. Craven-Ellis

asked the Minister of Labour when he anticipates that labour will be available on the shift system to enable those industries engaged upon the requirements for war and export to work 24 hours per day and seven days per week?

Mr. E. Bevin

I do not propose to encourage seven-day working, because it reduces output and causes an increase in absenteeism in the long run.