§ 29. Mr. SANDHAM
asked the Minister of Labour what is the total percentage of reductions in wages suffered by the weavers in the cotton industry since the end of 1919 to the present day?
§ Miss BONDFIELD
The addition to the Uniform List of Piece Prices for Cotton Weaving was 145 per cent. at the end of 1919. The corresponding addition at the present time is 82½ per cent. The additions to the Colne Coloured Goods List were 1[...]2½ per cent. for checks, and 147½ per cent. for stripes at the end of 1919. The corresponding additions at the present time are 80 and 85 per cent. respectively.
§ Mr. SANDHAM
I am asking what is the total percentage of reductions in wages. Can I have an answer to that question?
§ 30. Mr. SANDHAM
asked the Minister of Labour if she can state the amount of reduction in cotton workers' piece rates which it is proposed will follow the introduction of the eight-loom system in Lancashire cotton mills?