HC Deb 16 April 1914 vol 61 c328
58. Mr. BARNES

asked the Secretary to the Admiralty if inquiries have yet been made into the specific charges of non-fulfilment of the terms of the Fair Wage conditions of Government contracts of Messrs. Gwynnes, of Hammersmith; if so, with what result; and, if in consequence of repeated allegations against this firm, he will institute an independent and non-Departmental inquiry or, alternatively, strike the firm off the list of Government contractors?


Inquiries are being made. When they are completed I will communicate the result to my hon. Friend. In the meantime I should prefer not to-answer the second part of the question.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say when we are likely to have a satisfactory reply, or any reply at all?


My hon. Friend raised the question on the 16th February and that has called for close and careful investigation. He will get a reply without any delay.