HC Deb 11 May 1908 vol 188 c696

To ask the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the India Rubber and Telegraph Company, of Silvertown, and the Great Western Electric Company, of North Woolwich, who contract for work and supply articles to the Post Office, pay many of their workmen less than the standard rate of wage, the amount in some instances being 8s. per week less than the recognised rate of the district; and whether he will take steps to induce these firms to comply with the fair wages clause.

(Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton.) Perhaps the hon. Member will be so good as to let me know to what particular class or classes of workmen he refers, giving the rate of wages received by them. I will then have full inquiry made.