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Women Bakery Workers (Hours Of Work)

Volume 641: debated on Monday 5 June 1961

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asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that women bakery workers may be called upon to work a sixty-hour week for eight weeks in any year; and if he will introduce legislation to end this anachronism.

This provision fixes the upper limit of permitted hours of work to enable the industry to deal with occasional short periods of seasonal pressure such as Christmas or Easter. My right hon. Friend has no proposals for altering it.