HC Deb 18 July 1929 vol 230 cc655-6W

asked the Minister of Labour what wages are being paid to the workmen employed on the several road schemes now being carried out in the County of Cornwall; and whether, in making grants to county and other local authorities for the making of roads, any conditions are imposed by his Department as to the rate of wages to be paid to the workmen?


I have been asked to reply. I have no record of the rates of wages paid to different grades of workers by the various highway authorities in Cornwall. It is a condition of grants from the Road Fund that the Fair Wages Clauses shall be inserted in any contracts entered into in connection with the works to which the grant relates.