HC Deb 22 July 1912 vol 41 c824W

asked the Secretary for War whether he is now in a position to give the result of the inquiry into the alleged violation of the Fair-Wages Clause by Messrs. Albrecht and Albrecht and Messrs. R. B. Brown, of Leeds?

Colonel SEELY

The reply is in the negative. The inquiry is still proceeding.


asked the hon. Member for St. George's-in-the-East, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, if his attention has been called to the fact that the firm of Leslie and Company, of Chelsea, who are carrying out work for the Government, are paying sawyers and wood-working machinists in their employ from 4s. to 10s. per week less than the rate of wages current in the district; and whether he will take steps to compel this firm to comply with the provisions of the Fair-Wages Resolution?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. The rates of wages paid by Messrs. Leslie to sawyers and wood-working machinists have been ascertained, and an invetigation is proceeding in regard to the rates generally accepted for these trades in the London district. Any breach of the provisions of the Fair-Wages Resolution which may be discovered will be immediately dealt with.