§ Mr. HIRST
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the Walsall Board of Guardians have refused to put into force Civil Service Award No. 102, and have refused to submit the matter to arbitration; that the officers employed by this board did not receive the benefit of Award 84 until three months after the award was made; that they did not receive the benefit of Award 101 until four months after the award was made, and that they have now lost seven months of the increase due to them under Award 102; and whether he will seriously consider the advisability of making these awards compulsory?
§ Dr. ADDISON
I have received a letter from the Walsall Trades and Labour Council suggesting that there is a difference on the question of war bonus between the Guardians and their employ£s, and I am prepared, if necessary, to press both sids to take any such difference to arbitration, but I do not think action could properly be taken upon the lines suggested in the last part of the question.
§ Mr. F. ROBERTS
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the 596W Wisbech Board of Guardians have refused to pay their servants in accordance with the terms of Bonus Award No. 102 and have also refused to receive a deputation on the subject; and whether he will use his influence with the board on this matter?
§ Dr. ADDISON
I have already communicated with the Guardians upon this subject, and I propose to address a further communication to them.