§ COLONEL HUGHES
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he will state what is the present position of the question of raising the Government labourers' wages at Woolwich to a minimum of 6d. an hour; and whether any alteration made will date from April 1, as was the case under the late Government?
§ CAPTAIN BOWLES (Middlesex, Enfield)
On the same subject I beg to ask if the Government contemplate introducing a minimum rate of pay of 6d. an hour in the War Office Departments at Enfield and Woolwich?
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE WAR OFFICE (Mr. WOODALL,) Hanley
The work of analysing and tabulating the rates of wages paid in the various Government Departments is well advanced, and it is hoped that conclusions may be arrived at shortly. I may add that the hon. Member has no sufficient grounds for assuming that any specific minimum rate has ever been accepted by the Government.