§ 24 and 25. Mr. BYRNE
asked the Under Secretary of State for War (1) if he is aware of the conditions of employment at the remount depots in Dublin; if he is aware that the wages paid and the hours worked are the worst of any employment in the United Kingdom, and that the labourers in many cases are being paid from 17s. to 23s. per week, and 606 receive no war bonus, although promised to all Government employés, established and unestablished; and whether he proposes to take any action in the matter; and (2) if he is aware of the conditions of employment at remount depots in Dublin; if he is aware that the wages paid by the Government and the hours which the men work cannot be equalled in any sweating den in London; if he is aware that these men wear war badges, work seven days a week for ten hours a day, and in many cases are being paid from 17s. to 23s. per week without war bonus; if he is aware that the war bonus was promised in the House to be paid to all Government employés, established and unestablished; if he will say whether these men will receive bonus; and, if so, will it be retrospective and be paid to all employés at depots?
§ Mr. FORSTER
Instructions were given by the War Office on 26th October last, under which these men should have had 26s. a week. They will now receive that rate with arrears from that date.