§ MR. SYDNEY BUXTON
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether the three years' contract for repairing barracks, fortifications, sea fronts, building stores, guardrooms, barrack officers' quarters, &c, comes to an end on the 31st March next; and what steps the Department intends to take, in reference to the new contract, to carry out the Resolution adopted by the House on 13th February in regard to the sub-letting of Government contracts and payment of fair wages?
§ *MR. E. STANHOPE
The answer to the first question is "Yes." I have already approved a Circular, which will be issued to contractors, which lays down rules as to sub-letting and as to wages, in full accordance with the terms of the Resolution adopted by the House of Commons.