17. Mr. SHIRLEY BENN
asked the Secretary of State for War if he will state whether the wages of certain employés in the War Department of Plymouth, which on 27th June were being reviewed, have now been increased in order to conform with the increased rate of wages effected on the 1st and 17th May last in the outside building trade in Plymouth; if so, whether, in accordance with the Resolution passed by this House on 10th March, 1909, the increased pay will run as from the 1st and 17th of May; and whether the difference between the wages paid since these dates and what should have been paid will be given to the employés in a lump sum?
§ Mr. TENNANT
Effect will be given to the new rate from the same date as in the outside trade, and arrears will be paid.