HC Deb 19 November 1917 vol 99 cc869-70W

asked the Chief Secretary whether all contracts involving labour with councils, corporations, committees, etc., in Ireland are rendered unenforceable since the coining into operation of the minimum wage; if legislation will be necessary to render such contracts valid or binding; and, if so, when will the same be introduced


I am not aware of the particular contracts referred to, but if they relate to wages which may be fixed by the Agricultural Wages Board for Ireland under the Corn Production Act, 1917, for workmen in agriculture, I am advised that contracts of local bodies are not affected to any large extent

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