HC Deb 06 March 1940 vol 358 c362
20. Mr. Gallacher

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware that, although some craftsmen employed at a Royal Air Force station in Scotland have received increased pay to meet the rising cost of living, this has been refused to the steel fixers, who are receiving 1s. 6d. per hour as in pre-war days, although 1s. 8d. per hour is the rate at which such workers are being advertised for in Fife Employment Exchanges; and will he take steps to remedy this anomaly?

Sir K. Wood

I am informed that none of the workers referred to by the hon. Member is being paid less than the standard rate of wage for the work on which they are engaged.

Mr. Gallacher

Is the Minister aware that I have information from men working at one of these stations to the effect that they are being paid less than the advertised rate? Will he give his attention to this matter?

Sir K. Wood

Certainly; if the hon. Member will let me have particulars, I will gladly consider them.