HC Deb 16 April 1914 vol 61 c328
59. Mr. BARNES

asked the Secretary to the Admiralty if much overtime is being wrought in Chatham Dockyard while men are being discharged; if not, how much in terms of men or money per week; and if the men on notice could be transferred to shops where overtime is being worked?


The recent discharges at Chatham were found to be absolutely necessary after most careful investigation of the work to be done. The amount of temporary overtime being worked is not great, and is restricted to pressing work of such a character as would not admit of the economical employment of an increased number of workmen. The cost of this overtime is about £120 per week.