§ 55. Mr. Awbery
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if the new Workers' Charter has yet been introduced to take the place of the old Labour Ordinance in Singapore; and what are the main principles embodied in it.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
A Bill to consolidate and amend the Labour Ordinance has had a second reading in the Legislative Assembly and is now being considered by a Select Committee. Its purpose is to protect wages and conditions of employment including those of women and young persons. Its provisions cover recruitment, repatriation, contracts, hours, rest days, holidays, health and accommodation.