§ Sir FORTESCUE FLANNERY
asked the Secretary to the Admiralty whether he will make inquiries as to the conditions of contract of a firm of boat builders at Mald on; whether there is a Fair-Wages Clause in the contracts with the Admiralty; whether the wages paid to the employés are fully in accordance with the Fair-Wages Clause; whether they are equal to the wages paid to employés on similar work on the River Colne; and whether steps will be taken to redress any deficiencies that investigation may disclose?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
It cannot be traced that any complaint has been received of the non-observance of the Fair-Wages Clauses, which are included in all Admiralty contracts, by the firm to which my hon. Friend is referring, but on receipt of particulars, inquiry will be made and appropriate action taken.