§ 86. Mr. GOLDSMITH
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether an inquiry has been held as to the rates of wages paid by the New Explosives Company at Stowmarket; and if he can state whether the Fair-Wages Clause is being observed by the said company?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
An investigation into the rates of wages and conditions of labour at Stowmarket has been made. During the course of the investigation a schedule of wages has been issued, which has taken effect from 1st January, and this schedule, it is considered, satisfies the conditions of the Fair-Wages Clause?