§ CAPTAIN NORTON (Newington, W.)
To ask the Civil Lord of the Admiralty whether, having regard to the recent accident to a submarine vessel in His Majesty's Navy and to a promise given by him on the 25th April, 1904, that inquiry would be made i to the cheap labour employed in the construction of these vessels, he will now state the result of his inquiry.
(Answered by Mr. Pretyman.) The inquiry showed that two labourers had been employed as improvers on work connected with the electric wiring of submarines at a rate less than that current for mechanics. The work done was inspected and found satisfactory.