§ CAPTAIN NORTON
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether it has been brought to his notice that the labourers working under the contractor employed by the Government at Deptford Victualling Yard are at present in receipt of wages at the rate of 7d. per hour for a 51 hour week, or a weekly wage of 29s. 3d., whereas the labourers employed directly by the Admiralty for the same number of hours per week, and doing similar work, receive only 20s. per week; and whether he proposes taking any steps to improve the position of those employed directly by the Admiralty?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY
I am sorry to say I have nothing to add to the many replies which I have already given with regard to the honourable Member's Question.