HL Deb 11 March 1924 vol 56 c675

LORD BANBURY OF SOUTHAM had given notice to ask His Majesty's Govern merit whether the Southwark Borough Council refused to accept the lowest tender for a printing contract on the ground that some of the employees of the firm tendering were not members of a trade union ; whether they accepted a higher tender, thus causing a loss to the ratepayers of £293 ; whether the district auditor surcharged the Council in this amount, and whether the Government have cancelled the surcharge.

The noble Lord said : My Lords, I have a Question down, but, as it is late, I think I had better postpone it until to-morrow.