§ MR. O'GRADY
I beg to ask the First Commissioner of Works whether representations have been made to him respecting the conditions of employment in the wood working department of Messrs. Waygood and Company, London, contractors to His Majesty's Government, and who have recently erected lifts for the new War Office and other Government buildings; whether the representations prove that such conditions preclude members of the cabinet makers and joiners' trade unions from accepting employment from the firm in question; and, if so, what action he intends taking in the matter?
§ THE FIRST COMMISSIONER OF WORKS (Mr. HARCOURT,) Lancashire, Rossendale
The facts referred to by the hon. Member have been brought to my notice. I have made an opportunity of bringing the representatives of the firm and the trade union together in conference. I have made representations to Messrs. Waygood which I hope may produce a solution of the difficulties which I trust will be of advantage to all those concerned.