HC Deb 01 November 1916 vol 86 c1684

asked the Secretary to the Admiralty whether he is aware that while outside Rosyth Dockyard the wages paid to bricklayers are 11½d. per hour inside the dockyard they are only lid. per hour, being one halfpenny below the standard rate of wages in the Dunfermline district; and, seeing that this is a violation of the Fair-Wages Clause, whether he will give instructions for the wages of the bricklayers employed in the dockyard to be brought up to the standard rate?


The bricklayers employed in the dockyard are paid in accordance with authorised dockyard scale, with an addition of 7s. a week war increase. This, together with several privileges enjoyed by dockyard employés, justifies me in saying that our employés are by no means inequitably treated. It may interest my right hon. Friend to know that when I was in Rosyth last, the men not in the dockyard employment made representations to me to the effect that their conditions of labour should be brought up to the dockyard level.