HC Deb 19 November 1917 vol 99 cc877-8W

asked the Minister of Labour if he has received a communication from Accrington about the action of the Pearl Assurance Company in dismissing an agent for speaking in support of a war bonus for the staff; what action he is prepared to take to allay the indignation which has been caused by this act of the company; if he is aware of the discontent among insurance agents all over the country owing to the refusal of the companies to give some increase of remunera- tion to meet the increased cost of living; and what action he has taken or proposes to take in the matter?


In regard to the first two parts of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given on 15th November to a similar question set down by the hon. Member for Dublin Harbour; I am aware of the desire of insurance agents for an increase of wages, and I am still in communication with the parties.

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