HC Deb 01 November 1911 vol 30 c875

asked the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Stationery Department in Ireland, whether in the giving away of the contracts for the printing of the Census Returns care has been taken to secure that the work will be executed in accordance with the Fair-Wages Resolution of the House of Commons, both in regard to wages and boy labour?


I am informed that the work of printing the Census Returns in Ireland has been entrusted to a firm which is recognised as a "fair" house by the Typographical Association, and that there is no reason to apprehend any infringement of the Fair-Wages Resolution in any respect. Boys will not be allowed to do any portion of the contract work.