HC Deb 19 November 1908 vol 196 c1391

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that, at the Government Torpedo Factory, Greenock, about forty masons have been suspended from work for an indefinite period; and whether he will inquire into the matter, with a view to reinstating these men, and so to that extent relieving the state of unemployment now prevailing in Greenock.


The Admiralty have let this work to contract. Unless we are of opinion that the contractor will fail to carry out his obligations, for which we have at present no grounds, we are not in a position to interfere with the contractor's discretion.