§ MR. ARTHUR HENDERSON
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he has any statistics of recent date showing the wages paid to classes of workmen in countries where a protective tariff is in force compared with similar occupations in the United Kingdom; and whether he purposes presenting the same to the House.
§ THE PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Kearley,) Devonport
Information as to wages in foreign countries was published last year in the Third Abstract of Foreign Labour Statistics (Cd. 3,120), and comparisons are made so far as possible between wages in foreign countries and in the United Kingdom. Further inquiries are now being made in Germany and France, and the results will be published as soon as they are completed.