HC Deb 18 November 1926 vol 199 cc1960-2
4. Mr. VIANT (for Mr. T. HENDERSON)

asked the Minister of Pensions what was the number of permanent officials of the rank of principal clerk and above employed by the Ministry on 30th June, 1922, and on 30th June, 1926; and what was the number of employ6s of all other grades and the number of beneficiaries of the Ministry on the same dates?


As the answer contains number of figures, I propose, with the hon. Member's permission, to circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:


The Agricultural Wages (Regulation) Act, 1924, under which agricultural wages committees fix minimum rates of wages for agricultural workers, applies only to England and Wales. There are no similar minimum rates in Scotland. Particulars of the rates at present in force for adult male workers in each area in England and Wales were given in a reply to a ques- tion put to me by the hon. Member for Saffron Walden (Mr. Foot Mitchell) on the 9th instant, and I am circulating in

MINIMUM BATES OF WAGES fixed by Agricultural Wages Committees for Adult Female Workers in Agriculture.
Agricultural Wages Committee Area. Minimum Rates in operation on 17th November, 1926.
Minimum Rate (per hour). Overtime Rates (per hour).
Weekdays. Sundays.
d. d. d.
Bedfordshire and Huntingdonshire 6
Berkshire 5
Buckinghamshire 6
Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely 7 7
Cheshire 6
Cornwall and Scilly Isles 5
Cumberland and Westmorland
Derbyshire 5 8
Devonshire 5
Dorsetshire 5 6 6
Durham 2s. 6d. per day of 8 hours. 4 4
Essex 6
Gloucestershire 5
Hampshire and Isle of Wight 5
Hertfordshire 24s. per week of 48 hours. Time and a quarter. Time and a quarter.
Kent 7
Lancashire 6
Leicestershire and Rutland 5 8
Holland 6
Kesteven and Lindsey
Middlesex 24s. per week of 48 hours.
Monmouthshire 6
Norfolk 5
Northamptonshire and Soke of Peterborough. 6
Northumberland 5 6 6
Nottinghamshire 5 8
Oxfordshire 6
Shropshire 5 6
Somersetshire 6
Staffordshire 5 6 6
Suffolk 5
Surrey 7 8
Sussex 5
Warwickshire 5 6
Wiltshire 5
East Riding 5
North Riding 6 9 9
West Riding 5
Anglesey and Carnarvon 6
Carmarthenshire 5 6 6
Denbighshire and Flintshire 5
Glamorganshire 6 7
Merionethshire and Montgomeryshire 5
Pembrokeshire and Cardiganshire 5 6 7½*
Radnorshire and Brecon 5
* 6½d. per hour for the first three hours of employment.

the OFFICIAL REPORT a statement giving correspondence particulars for women.

Following is the statement:

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