§ Sir R. Glyn
asked the Secretary of State for Air what are the existing rates of pay 1205W for all skilled and unskilled labour, male and female, juvenile and adult, respectively, for civilian employés engaged at the Royal Air Force Depot, Milton; what allowances are paid; how far are workers insured; whether there are any superannuation funds for the benefit of these employés; and to what extent will the permanent civilian staff, who have been
Rates of pay for a week of 48 hours. Class of Labour. Male. Female. Juvenile. Skilled … … … *From 70s. to 79s. according to trade. 26s. to 30s. 10 per cent. below the adult rate for each year of age below 21. †Unskilled … … … 50s. None do. Trade lads 14 to 20 years of age (learning trades). — — 11s. 6d. to 31s. 6d. (according to age). * Some receive merit pay awards of varying weekly amounts within a maximum of 7s. per man. † Certain labourers employed on semi-skilled duties are paid additions of from 1s. to 5s. a week according to the degree of skill involved.
No allowances are paid in addition to these rates.
Industrial employés are insured for health and unemployment in accordance with statutory requirements. There is no superannuation scheme for these employés apart from the National Contributory Pensions Scheme, but all those who have completed 15 years satisfactory service are entitled to a retiring gratuity-equivalent to one week's pay for each completed year of service.
In accordance with normal practice these employés are engaged on a weekly basis: the question of their continued employment after the conclusion of hostilities can only be considered then in the light of circumstances obtaining.