HC Deb 20 January 1965 vol 705 cc98-9W
Mr. Lomas

asked the hon. Member for Liverpool, Exchange, as Chairman of the Kitchen Committee, what has been the average number of hours worked each week since Parliament reassembled to the date of the Christmas Recess by the staff of the refreshment and catering departments; what has been the average weekly wage paid to the staff during this period; how many hours each member of the department works daily before becoming eligible for overtime payment; what was the average number of hours worked each week during the period mentioned; whether the staff are covered by trade union agreements; and how many of the staff are members of a trade union.

Mrs. Braddock

The newly-appointed Kitchen Committee has started to carry out a general review of the administration and conditions of service of the staff of the Refreshment Department. Meanwhile I would ask the hon. Member to await the Special Report of the Committee which will deal among other things with the matters mentioned in his Question.