Mr. TYSON WILSON
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he is aware that the firm of Messrs. Atkinson, builders, of Bingley, Yorks, who advertise themselves as contractors to the Admiralty, are not paying, and have not for many years paid, the district rate of wage to the joiners employed by them; whether this firm is now doing work for the Admiralty; and, if so, what steps he proposes to take to compel the firm to comply with the Fair-Wages Resolution?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
The Admiralty have no knowledge of the rates of wages paid by Messrs. Atkinson, of Bingley, Yorks, to the joiners employed by them, as the firm have not executed any work for the Admiralty. In the event of their obtaining any work, the contract would contain the usual Fair-Wages Clause.