HC Deb 16 November 1914 vol 68 c233W

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office if he is aware that a Mr. Blay, of Dartford, who has a contract for the erection of huts for the War Office at Felixstowe, is violating the Fair-Wages Clause by paying the men employed on the work less than the rate of the district, and that he is ignoring the working conditions generally; whether he is aware that a contractor for the erection of huts at Dovercourt is acting similarly; and whether he will take steps to compel these employers to comply with the provisions of the Fair-Wages Clause?


No complaint has at present been received in regard to either of the contracts referred to, but if the hon. Member will furnish further particulars the matter will be investigated.