§ 28. Lord N. CRICHTON-STUART
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether any changes are contemplated in the place of the establishment of the headquarters of the Trinity House service in South Wales; and whether the removal of the tender "Ready" is contemplated from Cardiff to some other port?
The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Robertson)
The Trinity House propose to establish a central depot at Swansea in the place of their depots at Neyland and Cardiff and to dispose of the tender "Ready" and, as far as possible, to work the combined districts with one steamer only. These changes are proposed with a view to centralisation, efficiency, and economy in the South Wales district of the Trinity House service. I am informed by the Trinity House that it is not anticipated that the Swansea depot will be ready for occupation for about two years, and that in the meantime the tender will not be removed.
§ 29 and 30. Lord N. CRICHTON-STUART
asked the President of the Board of Trade (1) whether he will consider the payment of wages to the men employed in the tender "Ready" of the Trinity House service at Cardiff weekly instead of as at present; and (2) whether he will consider the granting of permanent and certain leave every year to the men employed in the Trinity House service?
These are matters in the first place for the consideration of the Trinity House, with whom I am communicating.
§ 31. Lord N. CRICHTON-STUART
asked whether an inquiry can be held into the scale of pay of the men employed in the Trinity House service, having in view the greatly increased cost of living?
The scale of pay of the men employed in the Trinity House service has only recently been improved, and I see no reason for further inquiry in the matter.