§ MR. BOWERMAN (Deptford)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he will consider the desirability of placing the hydraulic crane-drivers employed in the Deptford Victualling Yard in the same position as regards their rate of pay as the same class of men employed under the Naval Stores Department in the Royal Victoria Yard, Deptford.
§ MR. MCKENNA
The classes of men referred to are not analogous, as the men employed in the Victualling Yard are 595 established and therefore entitled to pension, whereas those employed in the Naval Store Department are hired men only. It may be stated that the whole of the rates of pay in the Admiralty establishments in the London district are under the consideration of His Majesty's Government.