HC Deb 29 August 1895 vol 36 c1129
SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucester, Forest of Dean)

I beg to ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office what is the minimum wage now paid in Woolwich Arsenal?


The minimum weekly wage paid to labourers in the Ordnance Factories, Woolwich Arsenal, is 20s., where, according to a recent return, 50 men only out of 2,680 were paid at this rate. In the Ordnance Store Department, Woolwich Arsenal, I 9s. 6d. is the rate. Boys are paid less, according to age or rating. In addition to these rates the labourers have the advantage of sick-pay, medical attendance, and holidays, with pay, in both branches of the Arsenal. [''Hear, hear!"]