HC Deb 28 November 1934 vol 295 c831

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in view of the fact that the British Government has officially approved the rubber restriction scheme now being worked to the advantage of the rubber companies concerned, he will call the attention of employers to the need for the proper treatment of employes in respect of the restoration of cuts in salaries?


My hon. Friend will appreciate that it would not be possible for the Government to attempt to lay down conditions where circumstances may vary considerably. But I took the opportunity last July, at the luncheon of the Incorporated Society of Planters, of expressing the hope that the benefit of the scheme would be shared by all concerned. And I was very glad to hear the chairman of the society say in his speech that many companies had already restored the salaries of their staffs to the pre-slump level.