§ Mr. BRAMSDON (Portsmouth)
To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether he will state how many established chargemen of labourers there were altogether on the 23rd April in the constructive department of Portsmouth Dockyard, and how many of these were receiving the maximum rate of pay, and the dates when they received such maximum rate; whether he will give similar information with respect to hired chargemen of labourers; and whether there have been any additions or variations since the 23rd April.
(Answered by Mr. Edmund Robertson.) On the 23rd April there were three established chargemen of labourers in the constructive department at Portsmouth, all of whom were receiving the maximum rate of pay. The dates on which they received the maximum rates were 1st March, 1897, 10th July, 1897, and 1st April, 1905, respectively. At the same time there were three hired chargemen of labourers borne in that department, none of whom were in receipt of the 205 maximum rate of pay. No additions or variations have been made since the 23rd April.