HC Deb 16 May 1890 vol 344 c1107

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he can state the number of labourers employed at 15s. a week, 16s., 17s., 18s., 19s., 20s., and above 20s., respectively, in each of Her Majesty's Dockyards in England?

*THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Lord G. HAMILTON, Middlesex, Ealing): The total number of labourers employed in Her Majesty's Dockyards in England at the rates of pay mentioned in the question is 6,454. Of this number 1,037 receive 15s. a week; 517, 16s.; 1,527, 17s.; 881, 18s.; 335, 19s.; 956, 20s.; and 1,201 above 20s. In addition to the men employed at these particular rates, 101 labourers are paid 16s. 6d., and 144, 19s. 6d. a week. When any of these men are employed on task work they get extra money, from 10 to 40 per cent., in addition.