HC Deb 07 March 1923 vol 161 c471

asked the Financial Secretary to the Admiralty what steps are taken to ensure that firms to whom Admiralty coal contracts are allotted comply with the Fair Wages Clause in respect of their supervisory electrical staffs; and whether he will have special inquiries made into the rates paid to such staff by the Powell-Duffryn and Ocean Coal Company?


All collieries contracting with the Admiralty should observe the Fair Wages Resolution of the House of Commons. If the hon. Member contends that the Resolution is being infringed by the Powell-Duffryn Coal Company and Ocean Coal Company in respect of the electrical supervisory staffs engaged in the execution of a contract for the supply of coo., for naval use, and will furnish me with full details, the Admiralty will inquire into the matter.