HC Deb 18 December 1912 vol 45 cc1526-7W

asked the Postmaster-General whether Messrs. Pearson, Huggins, and Company, clothing manufacturers, of Bristol, are contractors to the Post Office; if so, whether he is aware that some 200 women in the employment of the firm are at present on strike and allege inability to earn fair rates of wages; whether an inspector of Post Office contracts has visited the firm since the commencement of the dispute without taking any pains to procure a statement of the grievances of the workers; and whether this inspector has reported favourably or unfavourably to the firm?


Fresh inquiry is being made in this case, and I will communicate the result to the hon. Member as soon as possible.