HC Deb 06 June 1921 vol 142 cc1521-2

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the fact that in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia there are approximately 174,000,000 feet of timber, the major portion of which belongs to the British Government, that there are within a few miles of St. John, New Brunswick, about 5,000,000 feet of timber, and that on each pile there is a large metal sign to the effect that the timber is the property of the Imperial Government, any inquiry has been made into the wages and conditions of workmen employed by contractors on this timber; and whether instructions will be given that the pro- visions of the fair wages clause must be observed?


All timber in Canada bought by the Board of Trade on behalf of His Majesty's Government has been sold to an English company, and is held for shipment in accordance with the requirements of that company. The latter part of the question therefore does not arise.