HC Deb 27 March 1956 vol 550 cc185-6W
Mr. D. Jones

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies by what amount each year the wage of the workers employed in the citrus growing industry has increased since 1951, showing each year separately.

Mr. Hare,

pursuant to Mr. Lennox-Boyd's reply [OFFICIAL REPORT, 7th March, 1956; Vol. 549, c. 200], supplied the following information:

A large number of wage rates exist within the British Honduras citrus growing industry. Most work is done on piece rates or on a task basis. There is, however, an agreed time wage for general labour on which the wage structure is based. This time wage rate was 18 an hour at the beginning of 1951 and during that year it was raised in two stages to 20 and 22½. On the 1st of July, 1952, it was raised further to 25 and has remained at that rate.