HC Deb 27 January 1913 vol 47 cc983-4

asked whether at the second distribution of insurance cards at Devonport Dockyard the time taken at the north yard was forty minutes, so that the last men were compelled to wait that time after the bell had rung before receiving their cards; and can he see his way to prevent this en croachment on the men's time at future distributions?


The distribution of insurance cards was made at Devonport Dockyard on Friday, the. 17th instant, at the same time as the workmen received their wages, and consequently no special muster was necessary. Except in the case of men who missed their turn, the extra time taken by the bulk of the card distribution was under fifteen minutes over and above that required for the payment of wages.