§ MR. SUMMERBELL (Sunderland)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if steps are now being taken to revise the prices of garments made in the Army Clothing Factory at Pimlico; whether such revision will mean a substantial reduction in wages to the women; and, if so, whether he will receive a deputation of the women before such changes are actually effected.
§ MR. HALDANE
Prices paid to workers at the factory are liable to revision from time to time as alterations in pattern or process take place. There have been certain alterations in prices consequent on changes in process; these changes have not been great, and I am satisfied that they will not cause any substantial reduction in wages. Under these circumstances the matter would not appear to justify a deputation.