§ Mr. Leslie
asked the Minister of Labour whether, in view of the call-up of shop workers, men and young women, for National Service, resulting in shortage of staffs and the employment of older women, he will take steps to prevent any extension of working hours in the interests of the health and well-being of assistants?
§ Mr. Tomlinson
I see no reason to anticipate any such extension of working hours as would be likely to injure the health of the assistants, but if any evidence of it is brought to my notice I will certainly go into the matter in consultation with my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary.