§ MR. J. WARD
I beg to ask the First Commissioner of Works whether he has any information as to the sub-letting of the scaffolding by Messrs. Waring and Company in the contract for alterations at the British Museum; whether subletting and piece-work is prohibited by the terms of their contract; and, if so, what action, if any, it is proposed to take in the matter.
§ THE FIRST COMMISSIONER OF WORKS (Mr. HARCOURT,) Lancashire, Rossendale
I have made careful inquiries in this matter and I find that the scaffolding has not been sublet nor does piece-work enter into the arrangements in regard to it.