HC Deb 18 July 1910 vol 19 cc844-5

asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps are being taken to form a Board in respect of the cardboard box-making trade; and what steps will be taken after the formation of such a Board to bring its decisions to the knowledge of the many scattered home-workers in this trade, so that they may be able to avail themselves of the benefits which may be due to them in consequence of the decisions of the Trade Board?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Sydney Buxton)

The employers engaged in the paper box trade in Great Britain have elected their representatives on the Trade Board and the Board of Trade are proceeding with the nomination of the representatives of the workers. In accordance with the regulations as to giving notice, which have been laid before Parliament, every occupier of any place used for giving out work to out-workers will be required to exhibit notices of the minimum rates of wages fixed by the Trade Board and officers will be appointed for the purpose of securing the observance of the Act. I quite appreciate the importance of bringing the decisions of the Trade Board to the notice of the home-workers and shall be happy to consider any further means which the Trade Board may suggest for this purpose.