HC Deb 02 March 1944 vol 397 c1579
53. Mr. Loverseed

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether the Agricultural Wages Board in fixing the minimum rate of wages for agricultural workers have taken into consideration the considerable differences in rents as between holders of tied cottages and tenants of other houses and the short time worked by certain classes of farm workers.

Mr. Tom Williams

I have no information as to any particular considerations which the Board take into account but I have no doubt that in the exercise of their responsibilities they give full attention to all aspects of the wages position.

Sir J. Lamb

Can the right hon. Gentleman tell the House where he can find these farm workers who are working short hours?

Mr. Williams

I am afraid that is quite another question.