HC Deb 15 July 1919 vol 118 c235W

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 than1s. per hour, and the local authority has recently granted an increase in pay and reduced working hours to forty-eight per week; and whether he will make inquiries into this matter?


I am having inquiry made in this matter, and will communicate the result to the hon. Member.