HC Deb 25 February 1915 vol 70 c387

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that in Mitcham the remuneration for making khaki coats is at the rate of 8d. per coat, and the remuneration for making haversacks at the rate of 4s. and 3s. per dozen; and whether the contracts made by or on behalf of the Army Council contain any provisions with regard to sweating?


All War Office contracts contain the Fair-Wages Clause. I am not aware of the payment of the rates in question, but if the hon. Member will kindly furnish me with the names of the firms concerned, I will have the matter inquired into.