§ 74. Mr. JOHN WARD
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been drawn to a letter from the London Master Builders' Association to the London Navvies' and Labourers' Unions, dated 18th October, 1912, agreeing, after negotiations with such unions, that on and after 4th January the wages for navvies and labourers should be increased ½d., making 7½d. per hour; and whether the contractors for the alterations and repairs at Pentonville Prison have refused to raise their navvies and labourers to that rate, as accepted by the employers' association?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. McKenna)
I have made inquiry, and am informed that the contractor at Pentonville Prison has not refused to pay the increased rate of pay; on the contrary, he paid the increased rate without application.