§ MR. BENN
To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty if he will explain why certain petitions sent in last October by workers in the Dockyard services at Devonport still remain unanswered, notwithstanding a promise that they should receive attention early in the present year.
(Answered by Mr. Pretyman.) As far as I am aware no promise was made that the petitions would receive early attention this year. The petitions referred to remain unanswered because the mass of evidence taken by the Board upon the Dockyard workmen's petitions requires to be carefully digested and considered. This is being done with as little delay as possible.