HC Deb 12 April 1934 vol 288 cc492-3
35. Mr. THORNE (for Mr. BANFIELD)

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that certain county councils make a practice of paying the wages of their manual workers fortnightly instead of weekly, and by means of cheques; and whether, in view of the inconvenience this causes to workpeople of slender means, he will circularise county councils as to the desirability of paying wages weekly and in cash?


I have no authority to give directions in this matter and I do not think it is desirable for me to issue a circular. The publicity given to the hon. Member's question will no doubt bring the matter to the notice of local authorities, and I have no doubt that they will be prepared to consider any representations made to them.


Will the right hon. Gentleman be kind enough to send a letter to the councils and ask them whether they are prepared to carry out the suggestion in the question?


I do not think that that course will be necessary.