HC Deb 13 July 1915 vol 73 c737
21. Mr. T. WILSON

asked the Minister of Munitions if he is aware that the National Car Company, of Hamilton, and the Canada Foundry Company, of Toronto, Canada, who have contracts for the manufacture of munitions of war for the British Government are employing a number of Austrians and Germans on this work; whether he is aware that these two firms are paying their workmen from 25 per cent, to 45 per cent, less than the standard rate of wage; and whether he will instruct his agent in Canada to take steps to prevent the employment of alien enemies on the manufacture of munitions of war for this country, and also see that the proper rate of wage is paid?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Mr. Steel-Maitland)

I have no information with regard to the particular circumstances referred to, but I have full confidence that the Canadian Government will take any steps which may be necessary.


Will the hon. Gentleman communicate with the Canadian Government on the matter?


I will consider that. It is a matter for the Canadian Government.