HC Deb 14 August 1894 vol 28 cc984-5
MR. EVERETT (Suffolk, Woodbridge)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether his attention has been called to the fact that the men employed on the Park Farm, Shimpling, Suffolk, belonging to the Crown (Woods and Forest Department), which farm is in hand, have applied to have their wages raised from 10s. a week, their present pay; whether they have been told that their wages will be raised when other fanners raise theirs; and whether the Government will in this case, as at Woolwich and other places, take the initiative, and pay at least 12s. a week?


The Park Farm at Shimpling belongs to the Crown, and is in hand. The better class of labourers employed upon the Farm are paid more than 10s. a week, but there are ordinary labourers receiving 10s. The Commissioner of Woods informs me that no application has been made by the men to have their wages raised, and that the rates actually paid are those prevalent in the neighbourhood.