§ MR. KEIR HARDIE
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether the changes in the rates of pay of workmen under the Admiralty and the War Office, as agreed on by these Departments, include Trade Union rates of wages for artizans, and a minimum of 6d. per hour for labourers?
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE WAR OFFICE (Mr. WOODALL,) Hanley
The minimum rate of wages under the Admiralty and War Office to be paid under the new Regulations must depend, as was explained yesterday, upon local and special circumstances. As regards artizans in Government employ, no difficulty is experienced in agreeing upon fair rates of remuneration.