§ 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?
Sir H. YOUNG
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.
§ Mr. THORNE
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?