§ 69. Major OWEN (for Mr. HOREBELISHA)
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that the mates employed in His Majesty's tugs, Fleet fuelling service, at Devonport are receiving lower rates of pay than the mates employed by the captain of His Majesty's dockyard; and whether, seeing that the former are Admiralty workers employed under similar conditions to the latter, do similar work, and are qualified under the same conditions and examinations, he will consider awarding them equal rates of pay?
§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. The wages of the mates of tugs are in accordance with an award of the Industrial Court on a claim made by the employés' representatives for a special advance in pay only to the mates in question.