§ 12. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India the average weekly wages, reduced to sterling at the present rate of exchange, of men, women, and children, respectively, in the Bombay cotton mills?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Earl Winterton)
As the reply contains a number of figures, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the reply:
§ The latest information is contained in a report by the Bombay Labour Office published in 1925. This showed that in August, 1923, the average daily earnings 828 in the Bombay Presidency were as follow:
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§ The average weekly earnings for a full working week of six days would accordingly be:
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§ The figures exclude overtime pay and all remuneration in the form of grain or clothing or accommodation below market prices or rentals.