Mr. T. F. RICHARDS
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he can now state the result of the inquiry into the alleged violation of the Fair Wage Clause by the firm of A. J. Bagnall and Company, contractors for painting at the barracks, Whittington?
§ Mr. HALDANE
It appears that the contractors referred to have employed labourers in painting certain outside work. Inquiry shows that there is no generally accepted rule that the particular work in question should be assigned to skilled painters, but it is the view of the War Office that painters should be employed on this work, and the contractors will be informed accordingly.