HC Deb 15 May 1908 vol 188 c1434
MR. T. W. WILSON (Lancashire, Westhoughton)

To ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that the Fairfield Shipbuilding Company, Govan, have put inexperienced boys to perform work on H.M.S. "Indomitable," which, previous to the lock-out, was being done by the most skilled workmen employed by the firm; and whether he will take steps to prevent the work on His Majesty's ships being executed in an inefficient manner and contrary to the terms of the contract.

(Answered by Mr. McKenna.) In accordance with the usual trade custom, the Fairfield Company are employing apprentices on certain work during the existence of the present labour troubles. Efficient steps have already been taken to ensure that such work shall be completed in a thoroughly satisfactory manner in all respects, in accordance with the terms of the contract.