§ Mr. CHARLES DUNCAN
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he as aware that on His Majesty's ship "Gloucester," now being constructed at Messrs. Beardmore's works, Clydebank, painting work and cork dusting is being done by labourers at from 5d. to 7d. per hour, instead of being done by painters, as is customary, at 9d. per hour; and whether he will have the matter investigated with a view to having the Fair Wage Clause complied with?
The HON. MEMBER
further asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that on His Majesty's ship "Glasgow," and on some torpedo boats now being constructed by the Fairfield Shipbuilding Company, painting work and cork dusting, which is customarily done by painters at 9d. per hour, is being done by labourers at from 5d. to 7d. per hour; and whether he will have investigation made with a view to securing compliance with the Fair Wage Clause?
§ Mr. McKENNA
I have not yet received the information I have asked for from the firms with regard to these questions, and I should be glad if the hon. Member would defer them until after the Recess.