§ Sir C. KINLOCH-COOKE
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is now in a position to make a further statement 1263 as to the views of the Admiralty in respect to pensions for hired workmen on retirement who have served fifteen years in, the Royal dockyards, in view of the fact that, when replying to the petition from Pembroke Dock asking that this concession might be granted, the reply given by the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty was that a further communication would be made on the subject of the request made?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
The question of whether or not it may be possible for the Admiralty to render any advice or assistance to hired workmen, not entitled to any pension, to establish for themselves a self-supporting superannuation scheme by means of weekly contributions is and has for some time past been under consideration. I do not think it will be possible to make any statement upon the matter for some time to come.