HC Deb 16 June 1913 vol 54 cc28-9

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty how many ex-naval and ex-dockyard men, injured in the service of the Crown, are now employed in the dockyards under the Regulation which permits these men being given light work in the yards; how many vacancies occurred in this class of employment during the twelve months ended 31st March last; will he give the number of names. now on the waiting list in the various yards; and whether, in view of the disappointment so often incurred, will he take into consideration the advisability of refraining from holding out to injured men hopes of employment which, however well intended, cannot, in existing circumstances, be expected to be realised?


Detailed inquiry at the yards is required to answer this question, and I shall be glad if the hon. Member will put it down again a week hence.