§ MR.KEIR HARDIE (West Ham, S.)
I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether Government contracts are given to the Clyde Bridge Steel Works and to Mossend Steel Works; whether he is aware that these firms are non-Union and pay their workmen less than Trades Union rates of wages; and what action he proposes to take in the matter?
§ THE SECRETARY FOR SCOTLAND (Sir G. TREVELYAN,) Glasgow, Bridgeton
There are no Government contracts given by any of the Scottish Departments to the firms referred to in the 516 question of the hon. Member. I may add that in issuing contracts the Scottish Office has taken full precautions for acting in accordance with the Resolution of the House of the 13th February, 1891.
§ MR. KEIR HARDIE
Can the Secretary of State for War say whether these firms have any Government contracts?