§ MR. REGINALD LUCAS (Portsmouth)
To ask the Secretary of State for War whether he can arrange for a proportion of the men employed in His Majesty's gun wharves being granted established rank, with pension, as in the case of His Majesty's dockyards.
§ (Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrich.) Pension rights have been granted to principal foremen and others of corresponding rank in all sections of the Ordnance Department at Home stations, and will shortly be granted to 85 per cent. of the foremen. As regards labourers and mechanics, it is considered better, in the interests of efficiency and