HC Deb 09 July 1913 vol 55 cc400-1
29. Mr. CROOKS

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether, in the case of transfers of workmen from one shop to another in the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, being necessitated, he will so arrange that men on wages shall not suffer a reduction of pay?


I am afraid that it is impossible to give any guarantee on this point. Transfer is often an alternative to discharge or suspension for want of employment. Reduction in earnings shall be avoided as far as possible, but in some cases it is inevitable.