§ 81. Colonel W. THORNE
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office if he is aware that a petition was sent to the manager of the Malton Army Sack Depot from the Leeds district of the National Union of General Workers as far back as February last for the increase of wages on behalf of the women working there; if he is aware of the discontent caused by the delay of the War Office in dealing with the question; and if the Department is willing to refer the whole question to the Committee on Production for them to deal with?
§ Mr. FORSTER
An increase of 1d. an hour has recently been authorised to the women sack menders at Malton, making their pay 5½d. an hour, plus, when proficient, extra pay at 4d. a day.