§ Mr. NEWMAN
asked the Under-Secretary for War whether, in view of the fact that the employés at the Royal Ordnance Factory will, in addition to receiving present benefits, where the same would not be received as a benefit under the National Insurance Bill, be getting a rise of 6d. a week in lieu of benefits heretofore received, he will explain if an all-round rise in wages to the extent of 6d. will be made as and from 1st July, 1912?
§ Mr. TENNANT
Allowance has already been made for the reduction in the valuation of privileges to 6d. in the £ in the recent reassessment of the minimum wage for unskilled labour and of certain grades of skilled labour. Such other adjustments of wages as may be necessary on this account will be duly made.