§ MR. BRAMSDON (Portsmouth)
To ask the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that in connection with the recent rise of Is. per week to the wages of the labourers in the Army Ordnance Department there has at the same time been a reduction from 6d. to 4d. per day upon the wages of labourers at the gun wharf at Portsmouth who have been doing special work, and that therefore the increase in those cases of Is. per week has been practically nullified; and whether he will restore the wages for special work to the same amount as they were before.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane.) The wages paid to the men doing the work in question remain unchanged, and are considered adequate, notwithstanding that an increase has been made in the minimum rate paid to other men for different work.