§ Mr. JOWETT (on behalf of Mr Barnes)
asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the circumstances under which the firm of P. and J. Gordon, contractors for the painting of Maryhill barracks, violated the Fair Wage Clause, he can take similar action to that taken in connection with the contract of Messrs. Clarkson, cartage contractors for the Royal parks, by the Office of Works?
§ Mr. HALDANE
The two cases are not analogous. Among other points of difference bribery occurred over the cartage contract It was therefore possible under the terms of the contract to declare a certain sum forfeited by the contractor, which was then applied in part to the payment of certain of his employés. I may assure my hon. Friend that all the measures possible in this case have been taken.