§ Mr. HUDSON (Newcastle-on-Tyne)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty if his attention has been called to the wages paid to the electrical wire workers-by Messrs. Armstrong, Whitworth, and. Company, Elswick, and can he say why this firm paid 36s. per week, the standard wages, on H.M.S. "Lord Nelson," at Jarrow, and only 34s. and 35s. per week for the same class of men and work on H.M.S. "Invincible" at the Elswick works; and whether this firm is required to observe the fair wages clause.
§ Mr. EDMUND ROBERTSON
My attention has not been called to this matter, but I will have the statement referred to in the second part of the Question inquired into. The firm, of course, is required to observe the fair wages clause.