HC Deb 02 November 1930 vol 134 cc239-40

Section five of the Act of 1917 shall have effect as though for Sub-section seven of that Section the following Sub-section had been substituted, namely:— (7) In fixing minimum rates for time-work under this Section the Agricultural Wages Board shall secure for an able-bodied man a weekly wage of not less than fifty shillings.


This Clause, standing in the name of the hon. Member for Wellingborough, would probably—I think almost certainly—impose a charge on the Exchequer, in view of the, fact that the costs of production have increased, and that the guaranteed prices have also increased; therefore it is out of order.