HC Deb 06 February 1918 vol 101 c2245W

asked the Minister of Munitions if the recent award of 12 per cent. will be made payable to all those who came under all previous awards made by the Committee of Production?


All claims relating to the 12½ per cent. bonus from men not receiving it are being dealt with by the Ministry of Labour under the machinery provided by Part I. of the Munitions of War Act, 1915. The eventual decisions consequently cannot be anticipated.


asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether, in view of the additional 12½ per cent. wages granted by the Minister of Munitions to certain munition workers, the War Office authorities will consider the propriety of granting the same advance to similar workers in the edged-tool trade which manufactures swords, trench tools, and the like; and whether, if he has had representations on the subject, he will call the attention of the Minister of Munitions to them to enforce the importance of coordinating the standard of wages generally before any Departmental advance is sanctioned?


I am in communication with the Ministry of Labour with regard to this matter.