§ 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?