§ MR. THOMAS B. CURRAN (Donegal, N.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War what number of workmen are employed on the Defence Works at Leenan Head, county Donegal, now in course of construction; what is the rate of wages offered by the contractors, and is it equal to the usual wages paid by local employers; whether complaints have been made by local labourers, and a list of employers with the wages paid by them has been received from the labourers by the Secretary of State for War, with a request that, according to the terms of the contract he would insist on the contractors paying fair wages; and, whether he intends to take any action in the matter?
*THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE WAR OFFICE (Mr. J. POWELL-WILLIAMS,) Birmingham, S.
The number of men employed on the works at Leenan Head is stated to be 12. Inquiries have been made as to the wages paid locally and by the contractor, and the latter appear to be the current rate; but complaints have been received and a further investigation has been ordered.
§ MR. LLOYD-GEORGE (Carnarvon) Boroughs
Out of what Vote is provision made for these works?