MR. J. KEIR-HARDIE (West Ham, S.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War, can he state how many workmen have been dismissed from the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, during the current month; and, whether the dismissals include any of the foremen or persons in authority?
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE WAR OFFICE (Mr. W. WOODALL,) Hanley
Two hundred and sixty-five persons have been discharged in May from Woolwich Arsenal, including one principal foreman, one foreman, and one assistant foreman. This reduction is under 2½ per cent. on the number of men employed at the beginning of the month