§ MR. BROADHURST
I beg to ask the Civil Lord of the Admiralty whether, seeing that the distribution of a contract by a principal contractor amongst other independent employers is a sub-contract, the Government requires to be informed of the conditions under which the work so distributed is done.
§ THE CIVIL LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. PRETYMAN, Suffolk, Woodbridge)
The Government cannot as a rule be informed of the conditions governing preparatory work which is not done on Admiralty premises. As I informed the hon. Member on Tuesday last, the terms of the Fair Wages Resolution of the House of Commons are embodied in all Admiralty contracts.