HC Deb 24 August 1909 vol 9 c1926

asked the Under Secretary of State for India, if he will inquire as to the Tempered Spring Company, Limited, Burton Weir Works, Sheffield, being approved sub-contractors to his Department, having forced their workmen to sign an agreement to withdraw from their trade union, and as to this firm failing to pay the recognised standard rates of the district on such contracts, and take such further action as such inquiry may call for under the provisions of the Fair Wages Resolution of the House?

The UNDER-SECRETARY for INDIA (The Master of Elibank)

This firm has not, up to the present time, executed any contract or part of a contract for the India Office, nor is it on the list of contractors to the Office.


Is it not a fact that this firm have done work on the Indian State Railways?


I am not aware of that, but I will make inquiries and inform the hon. Member.