§ Mr. WILLIAM THORNE
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he will state the result of the investigations made into the alleged violation of the Fair-Wage Clause by Messrs. Thorneycroft, of Southampton; and whether he is aware that the firm in question are still paying men less than the agreed minimum, and that on one case being taken up recently with the manager of the firm the man was discharged?
The CIVIL LORD of the ADMIRALTY (Mr. Lambert)
The firm state that in no case has less than the agreed minimum been paid in their works, and that no case is known of any man being discharged by the manager, as alleged. If my hon. Friend will let me have more specific information, further inquiry shall be made.
§ Mr. BARNES
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if his attention had been directed to an alleged infringement of the Fair-Wages Clause by Messrs. Yarrows, of Scotstoun, in connection with the paint work on torpedo boats now in course of 853 construction; and if he will cause inquiry to be made into the complaints of the Scottish Painters' Society?