§ SIR H. DRUMMOND WOLFF
asked the Secretary to the Admiralty, If he can state when an answer will be given by the Board of Admiralty to the statement made to him on the 7th of April 1883, at Portsmouth, by the Established Skilled Labourers of that Dockyard?
§ MR. CAINE
The case of the established skilled labourers cannot be dealt with apart from other classes of workmen in the Dockyards. The questions involved require great care and consideration, and possibly a serious addition to expenditure. I am not prepared at the present time to announce any decision.