HC Deb 07 March 1922 vol 151 cc1106-7W

asked the Minister of Labour whether he has received the rates of wages fixed by the Boot and Floor Polish Trade Board on 10th January with the request that these should be confirmed so as to operate as from 24th January; what further objections, if any, have been received to the confirmation of these rates; and whether he is now prepared to confirm them and to explain the reasons which have led to their being delayed?


My right hon. Friend has decided to confirm the rates in question. No objections to the rates were addressed to him after they had been fixed by the Trade Board. These rates are the first rates fixed by the Boot and Floor Polish Trade Board, and it was not possible in the very short time available under the suggestion made by the Board to arrive at the conclusion that they should be confirmed.