§ 60. Mr. Collins
asked the Minister of Agriculture if he contemplates extending the provisions of the Agricultural Wages (Regulation) Acts to include private gardeners; or what steps he is taking to raise the wages of this latter class.
§ Mr. T. Williams
I have noted the point for consideration in connection with the Government's proposals to amend the Acts in other directions. As regards the latter part of the Question, I have no powers in regard to the wages of private gardeners.
§ Mr. Collins
Is my right hon. Friend aware that many of these men are tied to their employment so long as there is a cottage attached to it, and are receiving only 50s.a week? Will he take some steps in the matter?
§ Mr. Williams
I am afraid that the only power which I possess is in regard to the Agricultural Wages Regulation Acts, which do not apply to private gardeners.