Colonies (Wages).

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance. – in the House of Commons on 16th December 1941.

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Photo of Mr George Hall Mr George Hall , Merthyr Tydfil Aberdare

Yes, Sir. My Noble Friend is aware of the position as stated in the first part of the Question. He is, however, anxious that wherever possible the payment of adequate wages should be arranged by amicable agreement between the parties, without it becoming necessary to have recourse to the powers conferred by the minimum wage legislation. Every encouragement is being given by the Colonial Governments to the promotion of such collective bargaining, and in a very large number of cases adjustments of wages to meet fluctuations in the cost of living have been arranged without intervention on the part of the Government since the outbreak of war.