§ Ms. Richardson
asked the Paymaster General what is the number of (i) women and (ii) men who are presently covered by wages councils and who are employed in work places presently covered by section 1, part I of schedule 1 to the Hours of Employment (Conventions) Act 1936, sections 125, 126, 128 and 131 of the Mines and Quarries Act 1954, sections 86, 88, 91, 92, 93 and 94 of the Factories Act 1961 and the Baking Industry (Hours of Work) Act 1954.
§ Mr. Trippier
Approximately 400,000 workers covered by wages councils are employed in work places of a kind defined in article 1(b) of part 1 of the schedule to the Hours of Employment (Conventions) Act 1936. Most of those work places are also of a kind likely to be covered by the Factories Act 1961. About three quarters of the workers concerned are women.
Workers in mines and quarries are not covered by wages councils. Some male workers in Scotland who are engaged in both baking and retail work are covered both by the Retail Food Wages Council and by the Baking Industry (Hours of Work) Act 1954.