HC Deb 07 March 1912 vol 35 cc549-50

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he is aware that the steam travelling-crane drivers working in the engineer department, Portsmouth Dockyard, are not provided with fearnought suits of overalls, while the locomotive drivers of the same department are so provided; and if he is able to remedy this oversight?

The SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Dr. Macnamara)

The reply to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. Requests for the supply of over-all clothing have come before me at the annual hearing of petitions, though I do not recall this particular request. However, I am looking into the matter in connection with the replies to the other petitions.


Will the right hon. Gentleman consider the question of overalls altogether?


Requests have been made, and they are being considered.