§ 48. Mr. A. V. ALEXANDER
asked the Minister of Labour whether he is pro- 2219 posing to vary the conditions laid down by the boot-and-shoe repairing Trade Board for the indentures of apprentices; if so, will he state what are the changes proposed; and what would be their effect, if adopted, on the large number of apprentices' indentures under the existing agreement?
§ Sir A. STEEL -MAITLAND
The boot-and-shoe repairing Trade Board have submitted to me for confirmation certain changes in the rates of wages and conditions of employment of apprentices, and these are now under consideration by the Department. The confirming Order, when made, will give full details, and I will send a copy to my hon. Friend. The proposed changes do not affect existing indentures.
§ Mr. ALEXANDER
May I ask the Minister whether it is not a fact that the changes with regard to indentures were not proposed by the Trade Board, but sent direct to him by the employers?