HC Deb 07 February 1881 vol 258 c250

asked the Secretary to the Admiralty, What facilities are afforded to the employés of various classes in the Government dockyards for laying before the Admiralty statements of any grievances under which they may appear to labour; and, whether he will consider the advisability of receiving deputations from such classes on the occasion of the annual visit of inspection to the dockyards?


Every person employed in the Dockyards is allowed to make any representation he pleases by letter to the Admiralty, forwarded through the Superintendent of the Dockyard, in the months of October and November of each year. The Superintendent gives great facilities for the purpose; and it is quite evident, from the great mass of applications made, that the time at the disposal of the Admiralty would not admit of their personally receiving deputations during their annual visit of inspection.