Mr. TYSON WILSON
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office if he is aware that a firm named Messrs. Wenn's, of Great Yarmouth, has secured a subcontract from the firm of Boulton and Paul, of Norwich, for making 10,000 trays for cordite; that this firm is only paying the men employed on the work just over 5½d. per hour, the standard rate of the district being 8d. per hour; and whether he will compel this firm to observe the Fair Wages-Clause or cancel the contract?
§ Mr. FORSTER
No contracts for cordite trays has been placed by the War Office with either of the firms mentioned in the question.