Mr. TYSON WILSON
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he is aware that the firm of Easton, Gibb, and Son, contractors for the Rosyth dockyard, are still, paying a number of the joiners employed there, who are engaged in preparing and fixing sheeting for concrete, from 2s. to 4s. per week less than the recognised wage of the district; and whether he will communicate with that firm with the object of inducing them to pay the proper wage?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
The only joiners employed by Messrs. Easton, Gibb, and Son are employed in the joiners' shop, and they are paid 8½d. per hour, which is equal to the current rate for the district. The work of preparing and fixing sheeting for 1833W concrete is performed by timbermen, whose rates of pay vary from 7d. per hour upwards. If my hon. Friend will give me particulars of any specific cases he has in mind, I will cause detailed investigations to be made.