§ 66. Mr. BURNETT
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that certain contracts are being placed by London boroughs for the supply of granite setts and kerbs from Mysore; and whether he can state what is the rate of wages paid to quarry workers in Mysore?
§ Dr. BURGIN
I am informed that purchases of granite kerbs from Mysore are being made by London boroughs, and that the wages paid to quarry workers in 2779 Mysore are on a piece-rate basis ranging from 1 rupee 4 annas to 2 rupees per day.
§ Mr. BURNETT
Will the hon. Gentleman keep a careful watch upon this new development, which constitutes a serious threat to the quarry workers in this country?
§ Mr. C. WILLIAMS
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that Cornish granite is far better and more durable than that from Aberdeen?