asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that in the island of Grenada, British West Indies, the main laundry facility existing in the chief town is washing in the open river in full view of passers-by; that the women laundry workers who are employed there have to stand in the river, practically nude and exposed, in the broiling sun to do their work; what is the rate of wages per hour for such working conditions; and whether different arrangements can be made such as the establishment of a. local authority laundry in a modern establishment under decent supervision?
§ Mr. George Hall
The information desired is not available in the Colonial Office. The Governor has, however, been asked for a report on the matter and I will communicate with my hon. Friend when it is received.