HC Deb 18 March 1913 vol 50 c850

asked how many local authorities have complied with the Local Government Board's circular of 2nd September, 1911, suggesting that they should insert in all contracts involving the expenditure of public money the clause suggested by the Fair-Wages Advisory Committee and set out in the Local Government Board's Circular of the above date; what clauses with regard to the employment of labour are in practice inserted by local authorities in their contracts at the present time; how many insert no clauses or clauses other than those recommended by the Fair-Wages Advisory Committee; whether, if this information is not at present available, he will obtain from local authorities a Return showing how many local authorities insert in their contracts clauses with regard to the conditions upon which labour is to be employed; and what the exact words of such clauses are and when such clauses were first introduced by the respective local authorities in their contracts?


The information asked for in the question is not available, and could only be obtained by means of a Return, the collection of the material for which would be a lengthy and laborious process.