Staggering of Working Hours (Report)

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 2nd April 1958.

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Photo of Mr Ernest Partridge Mr Ernest Partridge , Battersea South 12:00 am, 2nd April 1958

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether the Report of the Committee for the Staggering of Working Hours is now ready for publication; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Mr Harold Watkinson Mr Harold Watkinson , Woking

The Report is being published today and copies will be available in the Vote Office at 3 p.m. The Report shows that the campaign has made a promising start but that there is still much to be done to convince employers and staff of the advantages of staggered hours. Staggering of hours offers the best practical solution to the problem of congestion at peak hours, and at a meeting which I had last Monday with the Committee and the Chairman of Zone Sub-Committees we considered how the campaign should be developed. I have assured the Committee of my full support for its efforts, which I expect to have an increasing impact on London travel.