§ MR. BARNES
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if he has considered the advisability of suspending the whole of the workmen and officials in the Woolwich Arsenal for a day or a week, according to requirements, with a corresponding reduction of wages and salaries, as an alternative to discharges of workmen.
§ MR. BUCHANAN
No, Sir, such a proposal has not hitherto been under consideration. There are certain departments in which work cannot be suspended.