Oral Answers to Questions — Catering Trades (Regulation)

– in the House of Commons on 1st October 1942.

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Mr. Mandar:

asked the Minister of Labour the present position of his proposals for controlling conditions in the catering trades; and when it is intended to bring them into effect?

Photo of Mr Ernest Bevin Mr Ernest Bevin , Wandsworth Central

I am in consultation with the interests concerned, but I am not yet in a position to make any further announcement.

Photo of Sir Geoffrey Mander Sir Geoffrey Mander , Wolverhampton East

Can my right hon. Friend say whether there is to be an investigation before the proposals are put into effect, and, if so, how long it will take?

Photo of Mr Ernest Bevin Mr Ernest Bevin , Wandsworth Central

No, Sir, not in the sense of an inquiry of the nature my hon. Friend probably has in mind. I intend to introduce a Bill which will set up the main position of a permanent character.

Photo of Mr John Leslie Mr John Leslie , Sedgefield

Are not these conditions sufficiently well known by the trade without the need for any further inquiry?