HC Deb 27 March 1947 vol 435 cc1375-6
16. Sir W. Smithers

asked the Minister of Health if his regulations compel local authorities to include the Fair Wages Clause in any contracts in which a Government grant is involved.

Mr. J. Edwards

Yes, Sir.

Sir W. Smithers

Is this further evidence of the policy laid down by the Prime Minister before he accepted office, that there should be regional controllers interfering with the independence of local authorities and the setting up, as the Prime Minister said, of regional commissars, on the Russian lines?