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Working Week

Volume 893: debated on Friday 13 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list those wages councils which provide for a working week in excess of 40 hours.

The following wages councils at present provide for a working week in excess of 40 hours:

  • Hairdressing Undertakings Wages Council (Great Britain).
  • Retail Newsagency, Tobacco and Confectionery Trades Wages Council (England and Wales).
  • Retail Newsagency, Tobacco and Confectionery Trades Wages Council (Scotland).
  • Unlicensed Place of Refreshment Wages Council.
  • Licensed Non-residential Establishment Wages Council.

Under orders which become effective on 23rd June basic hours will be reduced to 40 for workers covered by the Hairdressing Undertakings and Unlicensed Place of Refreshment Wages Councils, and there are proposals for a similar reduction for workers covered by the Retail Newsagency, Tobacco and Confectionery Trades Wages Council (England and Wales).