§ MR. LUTTRELL (Devon, Tavistock)
I beg to ask the Civil Lord of the Admiralty whether there are men employed in the Naval Ordnance Department at Bull Point Powder Works, Devonport, who are only receiving 16s. a-week; and whether, taking into consideration the character of such employment, he will take steps to secure that all men there employed shall receive the same advantages in respect to pay as those in Her Majesty's Dockyards?
§ THE CIVIL LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. EDMUND ROBERTSON,) Dundee
There are 50 labourers employed at the Naval Ordnance Store Department at Bull Point, receiving wages of 16s. a-week. Evidence respecting the rate of wages has recently been taken by the Secretary of the Admiralty and myself, and is receiving careful consideration.