§ 89. Mr. ANDERSON
asked the Minister of Munitions whether the tribunal appointed under Section 8 of the Munitions of War (Amendment) Act to deal with questions affecting female munition workers has reported to the Ministry concerning the mandatory Order prescribing a minimum wage for women engaged on munition work of a class to which Circular L 2 does not apply; whether the tribunal was informed of the urgency of the matter; and what action it is proposed to take and when it is proposed to enforce a mandatory Order?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MUNITIONS DEPARTMENT (Dr. Addison)
The points raised in this question are under consideration, and my right hon. Friend hopes shortly to be in a position to make a statement thereon. The proceedings of the tribunal are confidential.
§ Mr. ANDERSON
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that many weeks ago he said that he was going to report this as a matter of great urgency to the Committee, and that nothing has been done since; and can he give us any indication as to whether they do or do not mean to enforce these Regulations?
§ Dr. ADDISON
I cannot give the hon. Member the information for two reasons, one that the Papers are confidential, and the other that I have not seen them.