HC Deb 08 December 1908 vol 198 c227

To ask the Secretary of State for War whether tailors are employed in the Army Ordnance Department at Island Bridge at a less rate of wages than 33s. a week, which is the trade union rate; whether there is a difference of 15s. a week in the wages of viewers at the same place; and, if so, whether he proposes to take any action in the matter.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane.) There is only one tailor employed at Island Bridge, and his wages are 27s. a week. I have no reason at present to think that rate inadequate, but am making further inquiry. The difference in pay of viewers is accounted for by the difference in their duties.