HC Deb 03 March 1891 vol 351 c37
MR. HOWELL (Bethnal Green, N.E.)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether it is true, as reported in the newspapers, that the wages of certain classes of workmen are to be advanced; and whether he will lay upon the Table of the House a copy of the Statement or Memorandum of the proposed rates of pay compared with the present rates in all classes affected?


The report is true, and the addition to the wages of certain classes of workmen is in the aggregate about £74,000 for the financial year ending April, 1892. As the hon. Gentleman will understand, the adjustment in all its details of any revised scale of wages affecting so many classes of workmen requires the very closest supervision before publication. In a few days I hope this task will be completed, and I will then lay on the Table of the House the Memorandum he suggests.