§ 37. Sir B. FALLE
asked the Secretary to the Admiralty if he can make any statement as to the petition to the Admiralty from the agreement workmen, Hong Kong dockyard; and if the answer to this petition can be expedited?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
The question of the pay of the Home Dockyard workmen serving under agreements at Hong Kong Dockyard, who are paid at rates fixed in local currency, is at present engaging the attention of the Department. I am not in a position at present to make any statement as to the decision which may be taken, but my hon. and gallant Friend may be assured that there will be no unnecessary delay in dealing with the 879 Petition which has been received from the employees concerned.