§ 80. Mr. BARNES
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if the firm of Messrs. Beardmore, of Dalmuir, engaged a number of firemen at Greenock to take His Majesty's ship "Dublin" round to Devon-port in violation of the Fair-Wage Clause in Government contracts, and in substitution for a crew who had refused to go except on the standard terms; that thirty men were engaged to take the "Conqueror" to Devouport on certain terms which the firm afterwards refused to carry out; and if he will see that the Fair-Wage Clause is complied with?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Dr. Macnamara)
A complaint on each of these subjects has been received, and inquiry is being made.