HC Deb 05 August 1919 vol 119 c178
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?


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.