I have no particulars in regard to the wages paid to employés at the British Empire Exhibition in 1924. I have no control over the rates of wages paid at the British Empire Exhibition, but if any case of hardship is brought to my notice by the hon. and gallant Member I will make it my business to take it up with the exhibition authorities.
In view of the fact that it was definitely proved that labourers were receiving as low as 13s. per week plus bonus, rising to 17s., is it not better to inquire into these matters now before the contracts are let rather than to wait until afterwards when it will be so much more difficult to deal with such points