HC Deb 21 April 1913 vol 52 cc25-6 P

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been drawn to the proposal now before the London County Council to ask the Board of Trade to schedule the laundry trade, on the ground that it is practically impossible, owing to there being no recognised or agreed wages in the trade, to secure that contractors tendering for the washing done in the schools pay wages to their employés at rates generally accepted as fair in the district; and whether he will, take steps to include laundry work within the scope of the Trade Boards Act?


I am aware of the proposal which formed the subject of a letter appearing in the Press on 14th, April. My right hon. Friend is giving the matter careful consideration, but he doubts whether it is practicable this Session to add to the trades which he has already indicated an intention of including in the Provisional Order to extend the application of the Trade Boards Act.

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