HC Deb 11 November 1912 vol 43 cc1753-4W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether the inquiry into the alleged violation of the Fair-Wages Clause by Messrs. Albrecht and Albrecht and Messrs R. B. Brown, con- tractors to the War Office, has yet been completed; and, if so, will he state the result?

Colonel SEELY

In both cases there has been an improvement in the standard of working hours, but correspondence is still in progress with one of the firms whose standard hours appear to be still slightly in excess of those which may be regarded as on the whole prevailing—though by no means uniform—in the trade in the district.