§ Mr. SYDNEY BUXTON
To ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether Messrs. Playfair are carrying out a building contract in connection with Woolwich Dockyard; and whether, in connection with the contract the men employed are working the hours of work recognised by the Master Builders' Association and the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners, namely, 6.30 a.m. to 5 p.m., or whether they have to begin work at an earlier hour at ordinary rates of wages.
(Answered by Mr. Bromley Davenport.)It would appear that the men employed on this contract are working overtime at ordinary rates of wages. Inquiry will be made of the contractors as to the practice.