§ Mr. OLIVER
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that the firm of Messrs. Steel, Peech, and Tozers, of Sheffield and Rotherham, who are included in the list of Government contractors to the Colonial Office, are not observing the Fair Wage Clause as regards rates of pay and conditions of labour recognised in the 453W district to the builders' labourers in their employ; and whether he will have inquiries made with a view to securing compliance with the Fair Wage Clause?
§ Mr. ORMSBY-GORE
I am not aware that the firm in question is not complying with the Fair Wages Clause which is included in all contracts placed by the Crown Agents for the Colonies on behalf of Colonial Governments. If particulars can be supplied of any instance in which the Clause is not being observed, inquiries will be made.