Oral Answers to Questions — Colonial Exhibition – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th June 1949.

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Photo of Mr Tom Driberg Mr Tom Driberg , Maldon 12:00 am, 29th June 1949

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies for how many hours a day the colonial stewards, specially recruited for the Colonial Exhibition, are on duty; and at what rates of pay.

Mr. Creech Jones:

All the colonial stewards are volunteers. They are normally on duty for single periods of four hours, though in some cases they have volunteered to do two periods, amounting to eight hours in all. An honorarium of 5s. for each four-hour period of duty is paid to the stewards for out-of-pocket expenses.