HC Deb 14 March 1912 vol 35 c1280

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he has received a letter from the Portsmouth branch of the Government Labour Union drawing attention to the Regulation applying to workmen in the Army Ordnance Department that if a man is absent from work on the Saturday, with or without leave, he loses three-quarters of a day's pay, although the hours of duty are only four hours and forty minutes, making up the full week of forty-eight hours, and if the man has lost any time during the previous five days in addition he loses a full day's pay for the Saturday; whether he is aware that cases have occurred where men have worked extra hours on the first five days of the week and yet for leave of absence on the Saturday have still been deducted one day's pay; and whether he is prepared to favourably consider the cancellation of the Regulation?

Colonel SEELY

A letter has been received, and the matter is now under consideration.