HC Deb 09 May 1938 vol 335 c1224
25. Mr. Benjamin Smith

asked the Postmaster-General what contract work is done for his Department by Messrs. B. and F. Carter and Company, Limited, of Abion Works, Waterloo Street, Bolton; what are the articles supplied to the Post Office by this firm; and whether the firm is bound by the fair-wages clause in Government contracts?

The Postmaster-General (Major Tryon)

So far as I have been able to ascertain, no work is done for the Post Office by the firm mentioned.

Mr. Smith

Is the right hon. and gallant Gentleman aware that since this question was put on the Order Paper, the firm have met the claim made on behalf of their workers and are paying an increased rate of wages?

Major Tryon

I am glad to hear that. I still say that we have not been able to trace any connection between this firm and the Post Office, but if the hon. Member has any information to the contrary, I should be glad to go into it.