81. Mr. T. WILSON
asked the Secretary for Scotland if he is aware that the Board of Agriculture for Scotland is employing carpenters and joiners on work at Nigg, Ross-shire, and only paying them at the rate of 1s. 4d. per hour for a fifty-two-hour week, the rate of pay for the district being 1s. 8 ¾d. per hour for a forty-four-hour week; and whether he will take steps to enforce the provisions of the Fair-Wages Clause in connection with this work?
§ The SECRETARY for SCOTLAND (Mr. Munro)
I am informed by the Board of Agriculture for Scotland that the carpenters and joiners employed by them at Nigg, Ross-shire, are paid at the maximum rate for the district in which they are employed. The rate of Is. 8 ¾d. mentioned by the hon. Member is, I understand, a rate fixed for Invergordon and district under an agreement between certain contractors and the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters, Cabinet-Makers, and Joiners. According to the information before me, Nigg does not lie within this district.