§ 19. Mr. LANSBURY
asked the Undersecretary for War whether he can now state the result of his inquiry into the alleged violation of the Fair-Wages Clause by Messrs. Ellis and Company, of Mill-wall?
§ Mr. TENNANT
Owing to differences in manufacturing methods there has been some difficulty in comparing the various rates of payment, but, after a careful review of all the conditions, it is considered that 7d. an hour, mentioned by the hon. Member as the recognised rate, may fairly be taken as the minimum for adult machinists in the trade in the district, and the firm in question has been asked to give an assurance that not less than this rate shall in future be paid to such workpeople.