§ MR. JOHN WARD
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he can say whether the Departmental Committee upon the question of truck have asked for any evidence upon the deductions of wages from workmen employed upon public works in course of construction; and whether they have now closed the taking of evidence; and, if so, at about what date are they expected to issue their Report.
§ MR. GLADSTONE
I am informed that no complaints have reached the Truck Committee in regard to deductions from the wages of workmen employed upon public works in course of construction, nor has any offer of evidence 1357 upon the subject been tendered to the Committee. The Committee have now concluded the taking of evidence, and are considering their Report, which they hope to present shortly.