HC Deb 13 December 1906 vol 167 cc647-8
MR. ARTHUR LEE (Hampshire, Fareham)

To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty, if he can state why the joiners employed in the Works Department of the Admiralty are paid at a lower rate I than the joiners employed in other departments of the dockyards; and whether they can be placed upon an equal footing as regards pay and prospects.

(Answered by Mr. Edmund Robertson.) The rate of pay to joiners in the Works Department is governed by the rates paid in the building trade in the district, and it may be added that these men form a different class from the ship joiners who are employed in the dockyards.