HC Deb 14 October 1941 vol 374 c1254W
Mr. Creech Jones

asked the Undersecretary of State for the Colonies whether in Nigeria minimum wage legislation or machinery for the regulation and adjustment of wages is under consideration or in effective operation; and whether any Government action is contemplated to bring wages above subsistence levels or in any case to adjust wages to increased cost of living requirements?

Mr. George Hall

Provision is made in the Nigeria Labour Code empowering the Governor by Order-in-Council to fix minimum wages in cases where he considers that in any part of the territory the wages paid to any labourers or class of labourer engaged in any particular occupation are unreasonably low. My Noble Friend has communicated with the Governor in regard to the matters raised in the second part of the Question, and I will communicate with my hon. Friend on the subject when the Governor's reply has been received.

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