HC Deb 06 April 1927 vol 204 cc2055-6
44. Mr. KELLY

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty the number of officers and men engaged in the yardcraft service at home and abroad at the end of February, 1925, 1926, and 1927, weekly; and the average number of hours worked at these periods?

Lieut.-Colonel HEADLAM

The numbers employed in the yardcraft service attached to the home dockyards ana establishments at the respective dates given in the question were 2,048, 1920 and 1819; the conditions of yardcraft service are such that it is impracticable to give. an answer to the last part of the question.


Is any consideration being given to the question of having a fixed normal working week for these people engaged in the yardcraft service?

Lieut.-Colonel HEADLAM

The conditions of the yardcraft service are such that it is impossible to have the hours observed on land.