HC Deb 20 April 1891 vol 352 c934
MR. CONYBEARE (Cornwall, Cam-borne)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether the warehouse men and cutters employed by the Hansard Publishing Union are paid on the average about 5s. below the Trade Union rate; whether he is aware that, as a consequence, the men have refused to work at those rates, and that delay and inconvenience have arisen in the delivery of the Parliamentary Minutes and other Papers; and what steps he proposes to take to obviate such delay?


I have no information as to the wages paid by the Hansard Publishing Union. No complaints have reached me that delay and inconvenience have arisen in the delivery- of Parliamentary Minutes or Papers.

MR. SYDNEY BUXTON (Tower Hamlets, Poplar)

Arising out of that, may I ask whether, when this contract comes to an end, in the new contract the right hon. Gentleman will take care that, according to the Resolution of the House, the specified standard rate of wages is paid?


No, Sir; after the declaration made by the House it is unnecessary for me to make any statement on that point.

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