§ MR. GEORGE ROBERTS (Norwich)
To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether he will state the number of mechanics, of all classes, and labourers who have been discharged from the Portsmouth Dockyard during the present financial year, also the number of skilled labourers who have been reduced in status and wages, together with the number of officials who have been affected during the same period.
865 (Answered by Mr. Edmund Robertson.) The number of mechanics, of all classes, and labourers who have been dis-
|Causes of discharge.||Mechanics.||Labourers.||Total|
|Age and infirmity||99||86||28||213|
|Death and other causes||38||10||7||55|
§ The number of skilled labourers who have been reduced in status and wages is 338; of these 195 were reinstated as skilled labour became available. The number of officials reduced who have been affected during the same period is 48, viz.:—38 chargemen, 5 recorders, 3 inspectors, and 2 foremen.