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Canteen Workers

Volume 387: debated on Thursday 18 March 1943

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asked the Minister of Labour whether he has scheduled under the Essential Work Order all canteen workers who are employed in canteens in essential works, which canteens are directly controlled by the factory employer; and what is the reason for differentiating between these canteens and those run by catering contractors?

The scheduling of a works under the Essential Work Order, normally covers all parts which are under the same employer and would, therefore, include a canteen run directly by the employer. The scheduling of canteens run by catering contractors is a separate matter which I have at present under consideration.