HC Deb 02 March 1893 vol 9 c799
MR. E. STANHOPE (Lincolnshire, Horncastle)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether, as it appears that the Labour Department of the Board of Trade is to examine into the rate of wages to be paid to men employed by other Departments of the State, he will take care that no steps are taken calculated to diminish the employment by the War Office of Reserve and discharged soldiers?


The question of wages in Government Departments has been remitted to the Labour Department of the Board of Trade only for the purpose of the collection and collation of facts, the decision resting with the Heads of the several Departments. The right hon. Gentleman may rest assured that I will do all in my power to protect the interests of Reserve and discharged soldiers in their claim to such employment as they are fitted for.


When will the Report be laid on the Table?


The Labour Department will not present a Report on the subject, but will supply material to the Government on which they can decide.