HC Deb 03 November 1947 vol 443 c1341
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.