HC Deb 16 January 1913 vol 46 cc2280-1W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that the Nestle and Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Company, who are contractors to his Department, pay 2s. less per week to their workmen and Is. 7d. per week less to the workwomen employed at their Chippenham factory than the same firm pays to similar workpeople at Staverton, in the same immediate district; and that they are employing their workmen at. Chippenham five hours more per week than the employes of the same firm at Staverton, and six hours per week more than workmen of the same grade at Melksham, Wilts; and whether he will make immediate inquiry into the matter, with a view to requiring the firm to carry out the Fair-Wages Clause in their contract?


This firm does not hold any War Office contract at present.