§ *SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucester, Forest of Dean)
I beg to ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office what number of men are employed in the Ordnance Store Department who receive less than 20s. a week; and, how many men there are in the Ordnance Factories who receive less than 24s. a week?
§ *THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. BRODRICK,) Surrey, Guildford
The number of men at present employed in the Army Ordnance Department who receive less than 20s. a week is 1,291. In the Ordnance factories those who receive less than 24s. a week number 1,393. Of these 229 have also pensions; and a large number are young men or men of short service in the factories.