§ 62. Mr. J. Johnson
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is satisfied with the wages paid to labourers in the sugar industry of Mauritius; and whether he will recommend to the Government of Mauritius the establishment of a Minimum Wages Board.
§ Mr. Profumo
Since 1951 wages in the sugar industry have been fixed by collective agreements between the Amalgamated Labourers Associaton and the Mauritius Sugar Producers Association. I am informed by the Governor that the Minister of Labour is at present considering both the question of wage levels in the sugar industry and the possible need for the establishment of a minimum wages agreement advisory board for the industry.