§ 29. Mr. O'GRADY
asked whether a firm tinder the title of the Central Furnishing Company, of Belfast, has contracts for furnishing for the Holywood barracks, and that the firm in question are not carrying out the terms of the Fair-Wages Clause, inasmuch as they are not observing the conditions of employment (rates of wages and hours of labour) established in the furnishing industry of Belfast; and whether, having regard to the fact that the Central Furnishing Company agreed to observe these conditions and then repudiated the agreement, instructions will be given to suspend the contracts the firm have in hand?
There is no information at the War Office in regard to this matter, nor is the firm known to the War Office, but if the hon. Gentleman can supply me with further particulars inquiry shall be made.