§ 77. Mr. GEORGE ROBERTS
asked if the commanding officer of His Majesty's ship "Impregnable," Devonport, is advertising for a Royal Navy or Royal Marine pensioner to work as a printer at 22s. a week; whether the rate recognised by local employers and employed is 30s. a week; whether it is customary to engage pensioned service men at rates lower than those established as fair in the district; and, if so, whether the First Lord of the Admiralty will consider the advisability of bringing the Department into line with local fair employers?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
The wages offered are 22s. a week as stated. It may, I think, be the case that the work for which the man is required is scarcely comparable with the work in the regular printing trade. I am, however, making further inquiries into the matter.