HC Deb 05 May 1914 vol 62 cc123-4
35. Mr. WHELER

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the wages of ship painters of His Majesty's dockyard, Sheerness; and when the last rise in wages was given to ship painters?

The CIVIL LORD of the ADMIRALTY (Mr. G. Lambert)

The rates range from 32s. to 34s. in the case of established, and 30s. to 33s. in that of hired men. The last improvement in wages was granted on 1st October last.

36. Mr. WHELER

asked how many ship painters at Sheerness dockyard are on he establishment; and when the last ship painter at Sheerness dockyard was established?


The answer to the first part of the question is six; to the second 1st June, 1912.


Is it not a fact that whereas there have been rises, generally speaking, throughout the dockyard, the ship painters have not had a general rise in wages for a good many years?


I do not think that is quite accurate, but, if the hon. Member will kindly put down a question I will refresh my memory on the point.