February 2, 1910 (11th Parliament, 2nd Session)

CON

John Stanfield

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STANFIELD.

As a member of the committee, I feel it my duty to say a word in reference to the engagement of Professor Skelton. As the House is well aware, the Bill is very broad, it takes in such a large scope that I, as one of that committee, felt it my duty to see that we should have all the information we could possibly gather on the matter. If this was a plain eight-hour day for public works only, it would not require an expert opinion, because I tbink the majority of the House are in favour of such a measure. But this Bill goes further. It covers sub-contracts and also covers manufacturers, where they come in as sub-contractors. As I said before, this Bill is so broad that in my opinion it is far better to get all the information possible before reporting to the House, and then we will be able to give the House every information it is possible to gather. I shall, therefore, vote in favour of the resolution.

Topic:   HOURS OF LABOUR ON PUBLIC WORKS
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