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Government Contracts (Fair Wages Clause)

Volume 244: debated on Wednesday 12 November 1930

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air the number of complaints received last year of infractions of the Fair Wages Resolution of the House of Commons, and the number of inspections of wages books made by officials of his Department?

Eight complaints were received during 1929; in two cases the complaint could not be substantiated; all the others were settled without the necessity of inspecting the contractors' wages books.

Mr. MANDER asked the Secretary of State for War the number of complaints received last year of infractions of the Fair Wages Resolution of the House of Commons, and the number of inspections of wages books made by officials of his Department?

During the 12 months ended 31st October last, 19 complaints of breach of the Fair Wages Clause have been received, and in 12 of these cases it was necessary to inspect the firms' wages books.

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the number of complaints received last year of infractions of the Fair Wages Resolution of the House of Commons and the number of inspections of wages books made by officials of his Department?

Six complaints of infractions of the Fair Wages Clause were received during 1929, two of which involved inspection of wages books. The remainder were settled satisfactorily by correspondence.