§ 53. Mr. VIANT
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether, in any contract for the erection of the new Embassy building in Washington, steps will be taken to ensure that the firm getting the contract is one of good repute within the meaning of the fair wages clause?
§ Captain HACKING
Steps are being taken to ensure that, in any contract fur the erection of the new Embassy building at Washington, the contractor shall pay the rate of wages generally accepted in each trade for competent workmen in the district. Provision will be made accordingly in the contract documents, which will include a schedule of the rates ruling when the contract is let and make provision for adjustment.