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Lace Industry (Wages)

Volume 237: debated on Monday 24 March 1930

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asked the Minister of Labour if she will supply complete average figures of wages for the years 1924 to 1929, inclusive, of workers in that part of the lace industry the products of which are, on importation, liable to duty?

In connection with the special inquiries into earnings, made by the Ministry of Labour in respect of the weeks ended 18th October, 1924, and 27th October, 1928, information was secured relating to a large part of the lace industry. The particulars obtained are set forth in an article which appeared duce exported from Jamaica during the years 1908, 1913, 1923, 1927, 1928 and 1929:in pages 352–354 of the October, 1929, issue of the Ministry of Labour Gazette, of which I am sending the hon. Member a copy. I regret that comparable figures for other years are not available.