§ MR. W. T. WILSON (Lancashire, Westhoughton)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether the joiners employed in the Royal dockyards participated in the increase of wages recently granted to the workmen; 1169 whether the increased rate is paid to the joiners employed in all the yards; and, if not, will he state in which yards the increased rate is paid.
§ * MR. EDMUND ROBERTSON
The joiners having received an increase of 1s. 6d. a week in 1904, and a further increase of 1s. a week in 1905, did not participate in the increases recently granted to other workmen. The remainder of the Question, therefore, does not arise.
§ MR. JENKINS
asked if the joiners did not, in common with other trades in the dockyard, present a petition to the Admiralty setting forth a schedule of wages paid in other places where similar work is done, and were the Admiralty now paying in accordance with that schedule?