HC Deb 07 August 1919 vol 119 cc595-6W

asked the Minister of Labour whether the responsible official at the Tunbridge Wells Employment Exchange advised the Timber Supply Department that a weekly wage of £2 per week of fifty-one hours was the proper rate to pay the men engaged by the Timber Supply Department in connection with the felling of timber, etc., in that district, whereas the local rate is not less than 1s. per hour and the local authority has recently granted an increase in pay and reduced working hours to forty-eight hours per week?


The hon. Member put to me a similar question on the 15th July, and I wrote to him yesterday stating the result of my inquiries.