§ MR. J. KEIR HARDIE (West Ham, S.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he recently received a deputation from the labourers employed in Woolwich Arsenal, asking whether the Government intended to pay labourers 6d. per hour; whether he is aware that this demand has been three times endorsed by the Trades Union Congress; 762 and whether any reply has been sent to the deputation?
THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE WAR OFFICE (Mr. W. WOOD-ALL, Staffordshire, Hanley)
Yes, Sir, a deputation has recently been received from the labourers employed in Woolwich Arsenal, asking, among other things, for a further increase to the minimum rate of wages. Their representation will receive very careful consideration.