§ 71. Captain CARR-GOMM
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Shipping Controller whether he is aware of the fact that the permanent weighers in the Surrey Commercial Docks have been unable to obtain the overtime pay and pay for Sunday work granted recently by the Shipping Controller, and have been on several occasions asked by the dock officials to accept compensation leave in lieu of overtime pay, which they refused to agree to; and whether, in view of the fact that 743 these permanent weighers have an average of thirty years' service and are only eleven in number, he will take action in order to meet their case?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of SHIPPING (Sir Leo Chiozza Money)
I am unable to trace such a decision by the Shipping Controller as is referred to by my hon. and gallant Friend, but if he will give me particulars of what he has in mind, I will make further inquiry into the matter. I am exceedingly sorry not to be able to give him a more satisfactory reply now.