HC Deb 13 March 1912 vol 35 c1076

asked whether any conditions of management are laid down to firms contracting for the building of war vessels; and, if so, whether in the case of the Thames Shipbuilding Company, Limited, any exception was taken to the eight-hour day when the firm tendered for the building of any ships of war for the British Navy?


The efficiency of the management of a firm about to enter into an Admiralty contract is always considered at the time, and the conditions of employment of the workmen by the firm are laid down in the contracts in the terms of the latest House of Commons Resolution on this subject. The answer to the second part of the question is in the negative.