§ 14. Mr. Tomney
asked the Secretary of State for War what contracts have been awarded by his Department to Messrs. Brocks Crystal Palace Fireworks Ltd.
§ Mr. Tomney
I thank the hon. Gentleman for that reply. Is he aware of the deplorable working conditions and wages paid by this company, especially to young workers who in this part of Norfolk have difficulty obtaining employment elsewhere? Is he aware that these workers work long hours and are represented by the National Union of General and Municipal Workers, but that the management has consistently refused to discuss these matters? In view of the fair wages clause which operates in all Government contracts, will the hon. Gentleman consult other Service Ministers to see what methods will be used in future in the placing of contracts with this company?