§ 36. Mr. ANDERSON
asked the Minister of Munitions whether he is aware that at the Edinburgh local munitions tribunal recently it was reported that a girl of eighteen years of age, in the employment of the North British Rubber Company, was receiving 12s. for a fifty-four-hour week with, in addition, a war bonus of 2s. 9d., which is forfeited if a morning is lost; that the firm in question informed the Court that these wages were in accordance with an agreement made with the Ministry of Munitions; and what steps he proposes to take in the matter?
§ Dr. ADDISON
The report has been brought to ray notice, and I have caused inquiry to be made and the result of it I will communicate to my hon. Friend.
§ Lord H. CAVENDISH-BENTINCK
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there are 80,000 women for whom the Ministry have done nothing with regard to wages?