HC Deb 29 July 1912 vol 41 c1649W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that the firm of Liverpool brewers who supplies the beer for the canteen at the Liverpool barracks works the bar assistants seven days per week to the extent of ninety hours, and pay a wage of about 20s. per week; whether this is a breach of the Fair-Wages Resolution; and, if so, if he intends taking action in the matter?

Colonel SEELY

My hon. Friend is presumably alluding to the Seaforth Barracks, where Messrs. Dickeson and Company are contractors for the canteen. The bar assistants are the servants of this firm, and not of the brewers. A report, however, has been called for.