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Lumber Camp (Welfare Arrangements)

Volume 387: debated on Wednesday 24 March 1943

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asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that at a lumber camp, of which he has been informed, which is scheduled under the Essential Work (General Provisions) No. 2 Order, 1942, there is no canteen, no camp steward and cook, no facilities for bathing, washing and drying clothes, and no adequate supply of drinkable water; and what is being done to rectify these grievances?

I have had this camp visited twice and the action necessary to remedy the deficiences disclosed is under consideration with the Departments concerned. Meanwhile, though some improvement in the welfare arrangements was noted at the second visit, the conditions are not yet such as to justify continued scheduling under the Essential Work Order and the provisional certificate of scheduling is being withdrawn.