§ MR. BRAMSDON (Portsmouth)
To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether, considering that the duties of chargemen of shipwrights, fitters, joiners and other trades in the Royal Dockyards, are in every way identical, their Lordships can see their way clear to extend the recent concession of 6d. per day increase of pay, granted to a percentage of chargemen of shipwrights upon their 1906 petition, to all other trades.
§ (Answered by Mr. Edmund Robertson.) I cannot admit my hon. friend's suggestion that the duties of all chargemen of trades are identical. The Admiralty are unable to extend the recent concession in the manner proposed.