§ MR. NANNETTI
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War, if he is aware that the contractor for painting work now in progress at the Portobello Barracks and Ship Street, Dublin, is not paying the painters in his employ at such works the standard wages of 8d. per hour, which is the recognised standard of the Master Painters Guild of the City of Dublin, and also the standard wage recognised by the Corporation of Dublin, and which sum of 8d. per hour was laid 306 down by the War Office, in reply to a question on 8th October, 1900, as the current wages for painters in such district; and will he take such steps as will compel the contractors to pay that sum of 8d. per hour on these contracts.