Mr. T. WILSON
asked the Minister of Munitions whether he is aware that Messrs. Atherton Brothers and Messrs. Fielding and Son, both of Blackpool, and the firm of Sutcliffe, of St. Anne's, all engaged upon munitions work, have not complied with the instructions of his Department to pay the 12½ per cent. bonus to their workpeople as from the 11th April, but have only paid it as from the 20th July; and whether he will take further steps to secure compliance with the original instructions?
§ Mr. KELLAWAY
I was not aware that the firms in question had not complied with their obligations under the Committee on Production Award relating to the 12½ per cent. bonus, and am having inquiries made into the matter.