§ 27. Mr. WATT
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether there is any place in Scotland where possible offerers for the clothing contracts for the Army can see samples of what is required for his Department, or whether these officers have to travel to Woolwich to see what class of goods is wanted; and will he see that in future some facilities are given for a display of goods in several parts of Scotland?
Samples and specifications of Service dress clothing may be seen at the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce. If my hon. Friend would suggest other places in which they might be usefully exhibited I shall be glad to consider the question.
§ 28. Mr. GEORGE ROBERTS
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if he has received complaints to the effect that 167 contracts for military band instruments have been placed by the War Office with firms who do not conform to the requirements of the Fair-Wages Clause, whereby trade unionists are precluded from working on such contracts; and, if so, can he state if inquiries have been made into such complaints, together with the result thereof?
No complaints of this character have been received, but if the hon. Member will be so good as to furnish me with further particulars of the alleged infringements of the Fair-Wages Clause, I shall be glad to have the matter investigated.
Clothing to the value of approximately £3,000,000 has been ordered from Messrs. Glanfield, but none of it on a commission basis.