MR. J. D. LEWIS
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, If his attention has been called to the fact that the workmen at the Government Factory, Keyham, Devonport, are leaving their employment in large numbers, owing to the low rate of wages; and, if so, what course he proposes to adopt in order to keep up a sufficient supply of skilled labour in that establishment?
§ MR. GOSCHEN
replied, that no such representation had been made to the Admiralty. The superintendents of the dockyard, he might add, had been authorized to offer a higher rate of wages in those cases in which a superior class of workmen were required.