§ CAPTAIN NORTON (Newington, W.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty, if he can say whether a reduction of hands at the Royal Naval Victualling Yard, Deptford, within the next few weeks, is in contemplation; and, if so, whether, seeing that a number of men are now working overtime, he will consider the advisability of discontinuing overtime and of keeping extra men employed in order not to add to the number of men in the district already unemployed.
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. ARNOLD-FORSTER,) Belfast, W.
No reduction of the numbers of workpeople at the Royal Naval Victualling Yard, Deptford, during the next few weeks is in contemplation. That being so, the points referred to in the second part of the hon. and gallant Member's Question do not arise.