Mr. TYSON WILSON
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture whether, in view of the fact that the gardeners employed at the Royal Gardens, Kew, only receive a subsistence allowance, he will give instructions that in future, if any of these men are unable to follow their employment through sickness, they shall be paid the full allowance and not half as at present?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of AGRICULTURE (Sir E. Strachey)
The regulations as to the sick pay to be allowed young gardeners at Kew were settled by the Treasury at the time of the passing of the Workmen's Compensation Act, 1906. The Board have not since received any representations on the subject from the men concerned. If any such representations are made they would receive careful consideration.