§ Mr. KIRKWOOD
asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the fact that the Bill introduced last Session to make reductions of wages illegal would not effect its purpose, the Government are prepared themselves to introduce a Bill for this purpose and to pass it into law this Session?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
Wages, either real or nominal, cannot be fixed by legislation for the wage-earners generally. The Government's policy is to maintain standards of living and secure as equitable a distribution of wealth as is possible.