HC Deb 23 March 1896 vol 38 c1591

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War, whether there is any intention on the part of the War Office to raise the wage of those labourers in Woolwich Arsenal who now receive 19s. 6d. a week to 24s. a week, the minimum recognised wages in London for the class of work which these men are engaged upon?


There is no intention of raising to 24s. a week the wages of the labourers referred to; and it is not admitted that that amount is the recognised minimum in London for work of the character of that on which these men are employed.