HC Deb 29 April 1937 vol 323 cc549-50W
Mr. Hayday

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, seeing that the beet-sugar subsidy was given to promote employment in Great Britain, he will urge the Sugar Commission to stipulate that the acceptance of contracts for the supply of material required by the British Sugar Corporation must be conditional upon all workers concerned receiving wages adequate to maintain a reasonable standard of life; and will he state the comparative rates of wages paid to jute workers engaged in making sugar bags in Great Britain and in India?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

The Sugar Commission have no power to make a stipulation such as is suggested in the first part of the question and I regret that the comparative figures asked for in the second part are not available.