HC Deb 29 January 1913 vol 47 cc1336-7
65. Mr. BARNES

asked the Postmaster-General if he is yet in a position to make a statement in respect to the Board of Trade inquiry into the wages paid by Messrs. J. Hendersons, coach builders, of Glasgow, before the recent strike of the men employed by the firm?


I have inquired into this matter very fully, and have received from the Board of Trade particulars of the wages paid by a number of firms in Glasgow. There does not appear to be any standard rate for this kind of work, and the facts now before me show that the average weekly wages paid by Messrs. J. Henderson, before the recent strike, to coach bodymakers and painters were almost precisely the same as those paid by other employers of men performing work of a similar kind.