§ Mr. RHYS DAVIES
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office, arising out of a question as to rates of wages paid to box porters and to a cutter in the Royal Army Clothing Department whether the Report of the Trade Board inspector is to be accepted and the Trade Board rate recognised in each ease
§ Captain KING
As I informed the hon. Member on the 8th July, reports of this nature are confidential. The Trade Board have laid down no rate for box porters, which is not a designation used in the outside trades. The claim is that the box porters should be paid as warehousemen, but the box porters' duties are not wholly or mainly those performed by warehousemen for whom the Trade Board have laid down a rate. As regards the man referred to as a cutter, the matter is still under consideration.