§ 13. Mr. WILLIAM THORNE
asked the hon. Member for St. George's-in-the-East, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether he is aware that the London Master Builders' Association have agreed with the representatives of the various builders' labourers' unions to in crease the wages of the labourers, scaf-folders, and timber men ½d. per hour, commencing from the first week in 956 January; and if he can state whether the building contractors, working for the Government in London, are paying the extra ½d. per hour to the various sections of workmen mentioned?
§ Mr. WEDGWOOD BENN
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative, and so far as the First Commissioner is aware, the building contractors engaged on work for his Department are keeping the agreement.