§ 79. Sir C. KINLOCH-COOKE
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been drawn to the position of saddlers employed in His Majesty's Gunwharf, Devonport; whether he is aware that, while smiths, carpenters, wheelwrights, and labourers were all advanced on the 21st October, 1914, no advance was made in the case of the saddlers, whose wages still remain at 28s., exclusive of the war bonus; whether he can say on what ground the exception was made; and will he consider the amendment of the rates in the case of the saddlers so as to remove the present inequality?
§ Mr. FORSTER
In this matter we are guided by the Admiralty, who are the larger employers of labour at the station. The rate of pay is based on that paid by the Admiralty for leather workers.