HC Deb 05 May 1911 vol 25 cc813-4W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if he is aware that the firm of Laing and Son, who are contractors for the carpenters' and joiners' work rat Carlisle Castle and for the fitting up of the camp at Brackenber Moor, do not pay the standard rate of wage to their workmen; and whether he will make in- quiries as to the rate of wage paid by this firm and take steps to enforce the Fair-Wages Clause on Government work done by this firm?

Colonel SEELY

Inquiries are being made, and the result will be communicated to the hon. Member in due course.


asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he was aware that Mr. E. Musgrove, of Carlisle, who has a contract for certain work at the prison in that city, was paying less than the standard rate of wage to the joiners in his employ; and whether he would take steps to enforce the conditions laid down in the Fair-Wages Clause?


This firm has a contract for timber supply, but are doing no work for the Department at the present time. Inquiry will be made as to the allegation contained in the question.