HC Deb 26 July 1915 vol 73 cc1948-9
5. Mr. W. THORNE

asked the Secretary to the Admiralty whether the Stockton Heath Spade Company, Warrington, has a contract for the supply of material to the Admiralty; that the firm declines to pay workmen engaged in overtime at the proper rate of wages of time and a half and allege that the contract prices allowed do not permit of such remuneration being given, and that the Government agent has refused to revise the contract prices; and if he will have inquiry made, and request the firm to pay the current rate of wages in accordance with the Fair-Wages Resolution of the House of Commons?


No contracts with the firm in question have been placed by the Admiralty.