§ 86. Major Sir HERBERT CAYZER
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that carpenters employed in His Majesty's dockyards have been asked to undertake french polishing work; and whether, having in view the unemployment existing amongst skilled french polishers, this practice will be discontinued?
§ The CIVIL LORD of the ADMIRALTY (Captain Euan Wallace)
It is the practice in the Royal dockyards for French polishing work to be carried out by joiners, as part of their trade. The practice is convenient to the Service and makes for continuity of employment, and there is no good reason for any change.