§ Captain JESSEL
asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether his attention has 2928W been called to the wages of the men employed in the cleaning work of the British Museum; if he could state how many men are employed on the permanent staff and what is their weekly wage; and if he could state the numbers and wages of those -employed in similar operations by contractors?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
The number of men on the regular staff of the British Museum employed in cleaning is eighty-one. Their rate of pay (exclusive of such benefits as holidays and sick leave) varies from 6d. to 6½d. an hour. The number of men engaged on cleaning work and employed through contractors is forty-two. Their rate of pay is 7d. an hour.