HC Deb 15 July 1912 vol 41 c42
96. Mr. W. THORNE

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that, under an agreement of 11th August, 1911, between sailing barge owners and men, a schedule of rates of pay was prepared by the Board of Trade, and that since that date several owners have refused to pay the rates agreed upon; and if he will state what steps he proposes to take to secure the carrying out of this arrangement?


A list of rates for sailing barges on the Thames, Medway, etc., was compiled by the Chief Industrial Commissioner, in consultation with representatives of the parties, but I have no power to compel an owner to pay rates in accordance with this list.