HC Deb 10 March 1896 vol 38 c605

In the absence of Sir HOWARD VINCENT, I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, if the reference to the Select Committee on Stationery Contracts and their conformity to the Fair Wages Resolution of 1891 was intended to be confined to the contracts for printing and binding only, to the exclusion of the larger contracts for papers, pens, pencils, and other articles of stationery alleged to be largely obtained from abroad; and, in such case, if the Inquiry can be extended?


Two successive Committees have already been appointed under the present reference, and it is, therefore, too late to alter it. The question of its interpretation is one for the Chairman to decide.