HC Deb 22 July 1912 vol 41 cc781-2

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the minimum wage for men and women in the tailoring trade under the Trades Boards Act will be enforced in Ireland; whether a Trade Board for Ireland has yet been organised; and whether there are any reasons for enforcing against manufacturers in Great Britain Regulations which are not brought into force against their competitors in Ireland?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Buxton)

As I indicated on 19th March, in answer to a question by the hon. Member for Limerick City, the formation of a Board for the tailoring trade in Ireland was delayed pending a decision on the question of extending the scope of the Tailoring Board in Great Britain as it appeared desirable that the scope of the Irish Board should be similar. New Regulations as to the constitution of the Irish Tailoring Board were signed on 3rd July, and have been laid before Parliament. Arrangements are now being made for the election of the representative members of the Board.