§ MR. KEARLEY (Devonport)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether his attention has been called to an allegation to the effect that the contractor for painting the letter boxes at Devonport is infringing the Government contract conditions by not paying the standard rate of wages of the locality; and, if so, whether he is prepared to state the results of his inquiries as to its truth or otherwise?
§ THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Mr. A. MORLEY,) Nottingham, E.
Yes, Sir; my attention was called to the subject by a letter from my hon. Friend; but, on inquiry, I am informed by the tradesman employed to paint the street letter boxes at Devonport that the man who performs the work is paid the Union rate of wages.