§ Mr. CROOKS
asked the Minister of Labour whether the Committee set up to inquire into the question of the night-work in the baking trade is expected to submit its Report at an early date; whether he is aware that, in the event of a satisfactory Report not being presented within fourteen days, the workmen have decided to stop work; and what action he proposes to take?
§ Sir R. HORNE
Since it commenced its sittings on 30th April, the committee has sat in public on fifteen days and heard sixty-five witnesses, besides holding a number of private meetings and paying a number of visits to bakehouses. I am expecting to receive the Committee's Report next week, and until it has been submitted and considered, I am strongly of opinion that neither employers nor operatives would be well advised to seek to bring about any change in the present position as regards working hours.