§ Mr. MANDER
asked the Minister of Labour particulars of the present standard rate of wages in the drop forgings industry in South Staffordshire?
§ Sir H. BETTERTON
No recent investigation has been made, but, so far as I am aware, there has been no change in the wages rates since the last inquiry made by the hon. Member in 1931. As, however, piece-rates, on which a large proportion of the workpeople are paid, vary according to the class of work and other conditions, the hon. Member may wish to obtain detailed information from the local engineering employers' association.