HC Deb 05 March 1928 vol 214 c805

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, if it is a condition of Government contracts that overtime be paid at more than ordinary time rates?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir Vivian Henderson)

All contracts made by the Department contain a Fair Wages Clause based upon the Fair Wages Resolution of the House of Commons of 10th March, 1909, and in all instances in which it is the rule of the trade for overtime to be paid for, at more than ordinary time rates, the Department requires the contractor to observe the custom.