HC Deb 10 March 1938 vol 332 cc2086-7
15. Mr. M. MacMillan

asked the Minister of Labour what average wage per hour is paid by Inverness County Council to road workers on the county mainland and in the outer isles, respectively; what wages are paid by Ross and Cromarty County Council in the Isle of Lewis and Ross mainland, respectively; and how these compare with wage rates for similar employment throughout the country?

Mr. E. Brown

I have no information which would enable me to reply to this question, and would suggest that the hon. Member should apply to the county councils concerned.

Mr. MacMillan

Is the Minister aware that the wages paid by these county councils compare very unfavourably with those paid in the rest of Scotland?

Mr. Brown

The hon. Member seems to know the answer to his question. As I have indicated in my answer, I am not sufficiently aware of the facts to know. I suggest that the hon. Member should ask the county councils.