HC Deb 01 August 1906 vol 162 c1041

To ask the Secretary of State for War whether the Fair Wages Resolution clause has been inserted in the contract for the conveyance of military stores from Dublin to Kilbride; and if he is aware that the wages paid to the carters on this work is 2s. a week less than the wages paid by the contractor having the contract for conveyance of other military stores.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane.) The contract contains the current rate clause. Some of the carters receive more and some less than the carters employed by the other contractor referred to, but no evidence has been produced to show that the minimum wages paid by the contractor are less than the wages usually paid in the district to carters of the same skill and experience.