HC Deb 04 November 1947 vol 443 c181W
43. Sir P. Macdonald

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that although more than two years were spent by the Catering Wages Board in arriving at their views on the question of salaries for the staff of licensed hotels and restaurants in this country, only five weeks were allowed to the hotel interests to submit objections to the long and elaborate scheme in question; that only two weeks' further extension have since been allowed; and whether, in view of the inadequacy of this period he will arrange for the matter to be reconsidered.

Mr. George Isaacs

The Catering Wages Act prescribes that Wages Boards shall allow not less than 21 days for the lodging of objections. Subject to this minimum the period is a matter for the Board concerned and I have no power to ask them to alter their decision.