HC Deb 09 November 1920 vol 134 c978
14. Mr. W. GRAHAM

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in spite of War Office assurances in September that full standard rates would be paid, there are still joiners at Leith Fort and Ordnance Depôt, Stiring, engaged under building trade conditions and not on repairs to vehicles and kindred work, as well as men at Bangour Military Hospital, who have not yet been paid the arrears of advances awarded to Scottish joiners under recent decisions; whether repeated applications have been made for payment without success; and whether he can now state when payment will be made to these men?


I regret that the letter to the hon. Member on the 28th September, in reply to his question of the 2nd August last, was somewhat misleading. I am informed that there are no joiners at Leith Fort and the Ordnance Depot, Stirling, engaged on building work. If he has any information to the contrary I should be glad to have particulars. I might add that the joiners employed there who are not engaged on building work have recently been granted increased rates of pay based on the current rates in the district for comparative work. As regards the employes at Bangour Military Hospital, I am informed that this hospital is no longer a War Office establishment, but is under the Board of Control.