HC Deb 27 July 1914 vol 65 cc925-6
63. Mr. BARNES

asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware that Messrs. Douglas Brothers, of Kingswood, Bristol, are a non-fair firm of contractors who have recently been struck off the fair list by the War Office; if he is aware that the firm are at present engaged on work for the Post Office'; and if he will take steps to strike them off the list of contractors tendering for Post Office work?


A small Post Office contract was recently placed with the firm, and this is practically completed. In view of the hon. Member's statement and of information which I have now received from the War Office, I propose to have investigation made as to the rates of wages and general conditions of employment, and it will depend on the result of the inquiry whether or not the firm are again invited to tender.