HC Deb 13 February 1922 vol 150 cc622-3W

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is cognisant of the fact that certain boards of governors of the hospitals of London have ceased to pay wages in accordance with the award of the Industrial Court, and that no agreement has been substituted; and what steps he proposes to take in connection with the question?


I am aware that certain London hospital authorities have informed the National Federation of General Workers that they do not desire to continue to be bound by the terms of the Industrial Court award. We have been in touch with the parties, and I am informed that steps are being taken by several of the important London hospital authorities to endeavour to arrange a meeting forthwith with the unions concerned to discuss the general position.


asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of the present wages dispute between the boards of governors of the hospitals of London and their employés; and, in view of the monetary assistance rendered to the hospitals by the Government, what steps he is taking in the matter?


I have no information beyond the statements which have appeared in the Press, but I will bring the matter to the notice of the Voluntary Hospitals Commission.