§ 23. Mr. CROOKS
asked the Secretary to the Admiralty whether he is aware that his Department are not observing Agreement A 1 of the 11th June, 1917, arrived 1532 at under the auspices of the Conciliation and Arbitration Board for Government employés, to the extent that at Woolwich and Deptford women clerks are not being paid the overtime rate specified in paragraph 6, and in respect to the men the bonus awarded is not being counted for overtime as specified in paragraph 1 (a); and whether he will give instructions that the agreement shall be carried out in its entirety by the Admiralty as is done by the War Office and the Ministry of Munitions?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
So far as I am aware, the agreement, which required (a) that bonus should be allowed to count for overtime; and (b) that the bonus authorised for members of the permanent staff should be granted to the temporary staff, has been applied to the clerical staff employed by the Admiralty at Woolwich and Deptford; but I am making further inquiry into the matter, and I would suggest that my right hon. Friend put down a further question on the subject about a week hence.