§ Mr. W. SMITH
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture whether he is aware that, whilst other grades at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, have received an increase in their basic rate of wages, the basic rate of the labourers is now the same as before the War; and that its basic rate is several shillings below the rate paid to the labourers in the Royal parks; and whether he will consider the possibility of raising the labourers at Kew to the same level?
Sir A. BOSCAWEN
The reply to the first two parts of the hon. Member's question is in the affirmative. In reply to the last part, the question of securing an increase in the basic rate of wages of the labourers at Kew, is at present under consideration.