Mr. T. WILSON
asked the Secretary to the Admiralty if he is aware that Messrs. Fellows and Company, shipbuilders, of Yarmouth, who are doing-work for the Admiralty, are paying the joiners employed on the work from 3s. to 5s. per week less than the standard wage; and whether he will take steps to compel this firm to comply with the Fair-Wages Clause or remove it from the list of firms to which Admiralty work is given?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
No complaint appears to have been received in regard to the matter alluded to by my hon. Friend, but I will have inquiry made.46W
also asked the Secretary to the Admiralty whether Messrs. Wem, of Yarmouth, are making cordite trays for the Admiralty, if so, is he aware that they are paying the men and boys employed on the work from ¾d. to 2½d. per hour less than the proper rate; and whether he will take steps to compel this firm to observe the provisions of the Fair-Wages Clause?