1. Mr. TYSON WILSON
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, whether the British and Colonial Aeroplane Company, of Filton, Bristol, is supplying the Admiralty with aeroplanes or other flying craft; if so, whether that firm is paying from 5s. to 10s. per week less than the standard rate of wage to a number of artisans employed by the firm; and whether he proposes to take any action in the matter?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Dr. Macnamara)
The firm is supplying the Admiralty with an aeroplane, and the usual Fair-Wages Clause forms one of the conditions of the order. I have no information respecting the complaint made in the question, but am making inquiry.