HC Deb 16 May 1938 vol 336 cc21-2
43. Mr. Day

asked the Postmaster-General what is the number of Royal Mail vans used by the Post Office that are owned by private contractors; the contract price paid for the hire of these vans; and are the drivers the direct employés of the private contractors or the Post Office?

The Postmaster-General (Major Tryon)

The information asked for in the first part of the hon. Member's question is not readily available. With regard to the second part, I regret that I cannot depart from the established practice of regarding contract prices as confidential. It is the usual arrangement for contract vans to be driven by direct employés of the contractor.

Mr. Day

Is there a Fair-Wages Clause in those contracts?

Major Tryon

Yes, Sir.