Exports (Wage Costs).

Oral Answers to Questions — Germany. – in the House of Commons on 21st May 1935.

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Photo of Sir Louis Smith Sir Louis Smith , Sheffield, Hallam


asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether he will instruct the British commercial representative in Germany to compile a statement showing the rates of pay of German workers in connection with manufactured products which are exported to this country for competition with our own.

Photo of Mr John Colville Mr John Colville , Midlothian and Peeblesshire Northern

No, Sir. The published information in Germany is insufficient to enable the Commercial Counsellor to compile an adequate statement of the kind suggested. Summaries of official German statistics on this subject have, however, been given from time to time in the "Ministry of Labour Gazette."