HC Deb 11 July 1911 vol 28 c199

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether during the last three weeks some seventy men have been discharged from the works department at Devonport Dockyard; and whether he will so arrange the Government contract work as to give more employment in the dockyards?


I am aware of the discharges in question, which are unavoidable and due to work nearing completion. The reduction is being made at the longest intervals possible to minimise hardship to the men. The amount of work of this kind to be done in any particular locality and the proportion of it to be given out to contract is dependent on the requirements of the Service.