§ Mr. O'GRADY
asked the President of the Board of Trade what was the definition of the term "ordinary worker" in the Trades Board Act; whether any representation had been made to define the terms by percentages of workpeople in the clothing trade earning a certain wage; if so, would he state the associations or persons making such representations; and whether a minimum wage had been fixed as a result?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. J. M. Robertson)
No definition of the term "ordinary worker" is given in the Trades Board Act. Application was made to the Board of Trade a short time ago by the Wholesale Clothiers' Federation to define these words, but the Board have, of course, no power so to do. Minimum time rates of wages have been proposed by the Beady-made and Wholesale Bespoke Tailoring Trade Board, but have not yet been fixed.