§ 164. Mr. Molson
asked the Minister of Transport whether having regard to the need to increase textile production to honour clothing coupons, he will take steps to avoid the need for such a staggering of hours of work as is recommended by a 409W circular issued by the Manchester Chamber of Commerce of which he has been provided with a copy, which would reduce the hours of work without any corresponding increase of production.
§ Mr. Callaghan
The purpose of staggering hours of work is not to shorten them, but to adjust them so that transport difficulties may be eased. It would be contrary to the intention of the arrangement if staggered hours resulted in reduced output.