HC Deb 03 April 1917 vol 92 c1112
15. Mr. WATT

asked the Minister of Munitions whether it is the case that the munition factories at Springburn, Glasgow, are paying labourers there only 6¾d. per hour, whereas ail other munition factories in Glasgow pay T½d. to 8½d and, if so, will he explain why this differentiation arises?


I have made inquiry, and find that in the factory referred to labourers are paid the rate named by my hon. Friend, that being the factory's customary rate for labourers, These labourers, however, graduate to the position of operators, and as such receive from 7¾d. to 8¾d. per hour. I find that other munition factories in the district pay from 6 5–9d. to 8¼d. per hour to labourers.