§ Mr. THOMAS RICHARDSON
asked the hon. Member for St. George's-in-the-East, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether any increases in wages have recently been granted to workmen employed in and about the Houses of Parliament; and, if so, will he state the amount of increase and the classes of workmen who have participated?
§ Mr. WEDGWOOD BENN
Increases have been recently granted of ½d. per hour to builders' labourers, 1d. per hour to electrical wiremen, and 1d. per hour to upholsterers. These correspond to outside increases in the trades mentioned.