§ 58. Mr. C. DUNCAN
asked the Secretary to the Admiralty whether he is aware that when men are moved from southern Royal dockyards to similar yards in the north, a distinction is made between the allowances made to skilled as against less skilled men of 2s. 6d. for the night; and whether he can see his way clear to raise all to the 7s. 6d. rate?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD OF ADMIRALTY (Dr. Macnamara)
The allowances mentioned are those payable under Admiralty Regulations. They are based on the workmen's rates of pay. The rates of allowance have been fully considered, and no alteration therein is proposed. My hon. Friend seems to think that a new rule as to these allowances has been introduced in connection with the transfer of men from the south to the north. That is not so.