§ Mr. BOWERMAN
asked the hon. Member for Southampton, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether inquiries were made as to whether the firm of Messrs. R. Tozer and Sons, contractors for the cartage of coal, were violating the Fair-Wage Clause in the payment of the wheelwrights and painters in their employ; and, if so, with what results?
The TREASURER of the HOUSEHOLD (Mr. Dudley Ward)
The contract between the Commissioners of Works and Messrs. R. Tozer and Sons relates solely to cartage; and the First Commissioner is not in a position to extend his enquiries to the employés of this firm who are not concerned in the cartage contract. The First Commissioner is satisfied that in this respect the conditions of the Fair Wages Clause are observed.