§ 59. Mr. Douglas Marshall
asked the Minister of Agriculture what is the rate per hour for Poles employed in agriculture; and how does this compare with the British wage.
§ Mr. G. Brown
The minimum hourly rate fixed by the Agricultural Wages Board for adult workers employed casually is 1s. 11d. an hour; and this applies to both British and foreign workers. Where labour of either kind employed by Committees is hired out to farmers on a time basis, a percentage addition is made to the basic rate charged to farmers by the Committee to cover such overheads as National Insurances and holidays with pay.