HC Deb 06 July 1949 vol 466 c2132
22. Mr. Platts-Mills

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he is aware of the rejection, by the United States authorities, of the claim by employees at the air base, Atkinson Field, British Guiana, for wage increases following upon the ruling by the United States Supreme Court that the American Fair Labour Standards Act is applicable to all persons employed in any military base that has been leased to the United States of America; and what action he proposes to take to safeguard the interests of these British colonial subjects.

Mr. Rees-Williams

No, Sir. I have no information on this matter, but have requested the Governor of British Guiana to furnish me with a report. With regard to the second part of the Question, I would ask the hon. Member to refer to the reply given him on 1st June by my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.

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