HC Deb 05 April 1883 vol 277 cc1488-9

asked the Secretary to the Admiralty, Whether it is the case that dockyard employés who belonged to Volunteer Corps, and are by the War Office Regulations compelled to attend the general inspections on pain of being fined and losing the capitation grant, are obliged to forfeit half-a-day's pay to enable them to attend; if so, can some arrangement be made to obviate this loss?


The men employed in the Dockyards receive no pay when absent with leave or on account of sickness. But I am not aware that this Regulation interferes with their duty as Volunteers; because my impression is that drills take place in the evening, and inspections on Saturday afternoon, when the men are not at work.