HC Deb 22 January 1930 vol 234 c197
21. Mr. MORLEY

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether he will take steps to see that aircraft firms carrying out Government contracts give recognition to the trades unions of their employés?


I am not altogether clear in regard to the scope of my hon. Friend's inquiry. As he is aware, all Government contracts embody the House of Commons Resolution requiring a contractor to pay rates of wages and observe hours of labour not less favourable than those commonly recognised by employers and trade societies in the district. The insertion of a condition of wider import than this would have to be considered from a more general point of view than that of aircraft contracts, and as a question of Governmental contract policy as a whole.

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