§ 12. Mr. BARNES
asked the Secretary to the Admiralty if he is aware that the Painters' Society of Scotland complain of a breach of the Fair-Wage Contract Clause at the yard of D. and W. Hendersons, of Glasgow; and if he will take the matter up with a view to getting the rates of wages as current elsewhere paid in the yard for the work done in hand?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
Investigation has been made into a complaint in regard to the painting of the hull of one of His Majesty's vessels by red-leaders. This, I assume, is the complaint to which my hon. Friend refers. On the evidence before me, it does not appear that there has been any breach of the Fair-Wages Clause, but I propose to go into the matter further.