Mr. TYSON WILSON
asked the Secretary to the Admiralty if he has completed his inquiries into the alleged violation of the Fair-Wages Clause by Messrs. Easton, Gibb, and Son, contractors for the naval base at Rosyth; and, if so, will he state the result of the inquiry?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
A full inquiry has been made into the matter. It appears that no carpenters have been engaged as such at 7d. an hour. Two men with Labour Exchange tickets with the rating of carpenter noted on them presented themselves for work as carpenters. It transpired that they were in fact house joiners. They were told that there were no vacancies for this class of work. They refused work as timbermen at 7d. an hour.