§ 18. Major PRICE
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he will publish a White Paper giving particulars of the savings to the nation that will be effected by the placing of Pembroke and Rosyth dockyards on a care-and-maintenance basis, and the dates when the national Exchequer will benefit by reason of such savings?
§ 19. Sir WALTER DE FRECE
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty how many men have actually been discharged from the Pembroke and Rosyth dockyards; how many have been transferred: and what is the rate of compensation in the former cases?
The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Mr. Davidson)
284 men have actually been discharged at Rosyth and 232 at Pembroke Dock. No men have yet been transferred. The compassionate gratuities which may be 1346 awarded under the Superannuation Acts to men who have not less than seven years calculable service are assessed at a week's pay for each year of service.
§ Mr. LANSBURY
Are any men going to be discharged either at Chatham or Plymouth, to make room for these men?