HC Deb 23 May 1950 vol 475 c231W
86. Captain Duncan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what are the reasons for increasing the hiring charges for labour in Scotland from £5 11s. a week to £6 1s. a week; and whether he will give an assurance that this increased charge will be taken into consideration in the February price review next year.

Mr. T. Fraser

The increase in the charge has been made with a view to reducing the cost of the service to the Exchequer. All costs are taken into account at the annual price review.