HC Deb 26 October 1908 vol 194 cc1585-6
MR. W. T. WILSON (Lancashire, Westhoughton)

To ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether instructions have been given in all departments of the Royal Dockyards, with the exception of the Works Department, that on account of the large number of unemployed workmen in the dockyard towns no workmen must be discharged; and, if so, whether he can state the reason why the Works Department has not been treated in the same manner as the other departments.

(Answered by Mr. McKenna.) No such instructions as are indicated in the hon. Member's Question have been issued to the dockyards.