Mr. Creech Jones
asked the Undersecretary of State for the Colonies whether steps have been taken by the Governor of the Gold Coast to meet the wage claim advanced by the railway employés; and whether concessions have been made, in view of the rising cost of living?
§ Mr. George Hall
I understand that the question of raising the maximum of the salary scale for senior locomotive drivers is under consideration. As regards concessions to the railwaymen on account of 663W the rising cost of living, the position in this respect is being carefully watched by the Labour Department, but the Governor reports that so far neither the Department nor the Provincial Wages Board have recommended the provision of a cost-of-living bonus.