§ Mr. WHEATLEY
asked the Minister of Labour If he is aware that Messrs. William Beardmore and Company, Limited, Government contractors, are paying labourers a wage of 32s. a week; will he state if it is permissible for Government contractors to pay such low wages; and will he make representations to the firm that their paying a living wage is a condition of their retention on the list of Government contractors?746W
§ Sir M. BARLOW:
I have no information as to the rates of wages paid to labourers by Messrs. William Beardmore and Company, Limited. If it is contended that the firm is committing a breach of the Fair Wages Resolution, representations should be made to the contracting department concerned.