§ 13. Mr. WELLOCK
asked the Minister of Labour what fluctuations in the wages of building workers have taken place since January, 1926?
§ Mr. BETTERTON
The only general change in rates of wages since January, 1926, was a reduction of ½d. per hour, in February, 1928, under an agreement of the National Joint Council for the Building Industry. Certain towns, 173 however, have been up-graded at various dates under the grading schemes of the Council, with consequent increases in wages. In some areas also there have been fluctuations in the rate of wages of plasterers.