Mr. TYSON WILSON
asked the Secretary to. the Treasury whether lie has received from the Board of Agriculture a petition presented by the employâs at the Royal Gardens, Kew, for an increase of wages; and whether a decision on the matter may be expected at an early date?
§ Mr. BALDWIN
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. The petition was based on the increased cost of living, and the applicants have been informed that while the Treasury was unable to agree to a further increase claims from various Civil Service Associations for an increase of war bonuses had been referred to the Civil Service Association Board, and that the decision of that Board would, as in the past, be applied to the employâs at Kew.