§ Mr. ALFRED SHORT
asked the Under-secretary of State to the Air Ministry whether the firm trading as the Red Deer Garage, Croydon, are contractors to his Department; if so, whether the customary Fair-Wages Clause is inserted in their contract; whether he is aware that representatives of this firm have refused to discuss with the trade union concerned the failure of such firm to pay the trade union rates and observe the trade union con- 200W ditions for the motormen in their employ; and what action he proposes to take in the matter?
§ Major-General SEELY
A short-time contract was recently made with this firm, and the points raised by the hon. Member are being investigated. I will communicate the result at an early date.