§ 42. Brigadier-General WIGAN
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office if he is aware that the minimum wage at Milton is 55s. per week, unskilled labour, 1089 whilst at Didcot the minimum wage is 47s. 6d. per week; why a different rate is paid for similar work in the same neighbourhood; and can he state the numbers employed on unskilled labour at each of the above places?
§ Mr. FORSTER
I am informed that the rate paid by the Air Ministry at Milton is 52s. 6d. a week. The rates of the unskilled labourers in War Department employment at Didcot are being reviewed in the light of this information.