Baking Industry

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Employment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 27th July 1959.

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Photo of Mr Iain Macleod Mr Iain Macleod , Enfield West 12:00 am, 27th July 1959

Yes, Sir. I welcome the successful negotiation of this agreement and, on the application of the parties concerned, I am making an Order under Section 9 of the Baking Industry (Hours of Work) Act, 1954, which will exempt from the provisions of the Act all bakery workers employed by employers who are parties to the agreement.

This will be the fourth Exemption Order made under the Act. When it comes into effect on the 1st September of this year, it will be possible for any bakery employer who wishes to do so to operate under conditions settled by voluntary agreements instead of those imposed by the Act.