HC Deb 19 March 1883 vol 277 cc795-6

asked the Secretary to the Admiralty, Whether he has considered the scale of gratuities given to hired men of the dockyards and steam branch on their compulsory retirement at the age of 60, and can hold out any hopes of their being increased, with the option of remaining on service until the age of 65?


The case of the men in question was brought under my notice when at Devon-port some time ago. It is one of the questions contained in the Memorials from the Dockyards now being inquired into. That inquiry is not yet completed, and I can assure the hon. and gallant Member that this particular case will not fail to receive full consideration.