§ MR. STAVELEY-HILL
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty how many men have been discharged from the dockyards at Pembroke, Devonport, Portsmouth, and Chatham since January, 1906; and in how many eases were men discharged with more than ten years' service.
§ MR. LAMBERT
The number of men who have been discharged from the 908 dockyards named between 1st January, 1906 and the 6th July, 1907, is as follows:—On reduction, 439; other causes, 2,798. During the same period 3,538 men have been entered. Of the 439 men discharged on reduction, 434 were discharged prior to the 30th June, 1906, and only five subsequently. 308 of the men who were discharged on reduction, and 484 of those who left from other causes, had over ten years' service.