HC Deb 23 June 1910 vol 18 c504

asked whether the Advisory Committee on Government Workmen has been augmented; is there any workman on the Committee; is it proposed to place any Government workman or other workman on the Committee; will the Committee report, and when; and if the guaranteed minimum wage of 23s. weekly for men employed at Woolwich Arsenal was paid to all the men for the week during which the late King's funeral took place, notwithstanding the Arsenal being closed on the Friday and Saturday?


It is not proposed to enlarge the Fair Wages Advisory Committee in the direction indicated, but I understand that the Committee propose to take oral evidence from workpeople and others on the questions referred to it, whenever it appears necessary or desirable to do so. The Committee will report to the Department consulting it on each question as it arises and I think that we may rely upon it to tender its advice with the least possible delay. In reply to the last part of the question, the men were paid for the day of the funeral and worked up to the time lost on the Saturday during the following week, thereby receiving the minimum of 46s. for the two weeks taken together.