§ Mr. KELLAWAY
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.
§ Mr. EVELYN CECIL
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?