HC Deb 18 August 1919 vol 119 cc1913-4
73. Rear-Admiral ADAIR

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether the dockyard workmen inhabiting the houses in the Rosyth Garden City are paid any extra wage towards meeting their rents; and, if so, how much this is and to how many men does it apply?


No, Sir; but these considerations bear upon the matter. All transferees from the Southern Yards receive 2s. per week beyond the ordinary dockyard rate of wages on account of service at Rosyth. Further, under a recent award, the great majority of mechanics locally entered prior to 2nd December, 1915, will receive a similar addition of 2s. a week. (Of course, these men may or may not be living in the Garden City.) Still further, whether they are eligible for the foregoing consideration or not, all residents in the Garden City get the advantage of a rent which has been made possible, as I explained to my hon. and gallan Friend last Wednesday, by Treasury assistance to meet the cost of labour and materials due to abnormal war conditions.

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