§ Sir CLEMENT KINLOCH-COOKE
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that a chargeman of shipwrights is responsible for thirty-two men; that it is a common occurrence for some of these men to receive 2s. 6d. a week more than the chargeman himself; and whether he can see his way to amend the payment of chargemen so that this inequality may disappear?
§ Mr. McKENNA
The number of men supervised by a chargeman of shipwrights may be as stated. The wages of a workman may occasionally, when on piece work, amount to more than those of the supervising chargeman, but this is the exception, not the rule. The pay of charge-men is now under consideration in connection with the annual petitions from the dockyard employés.