HC Deb 20 July 1927 vol 209 cc383-4

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether seeing that the policy of his Department is that rates of pay are so arranged as to be not less favourable than those obtaining in the district for similar work, he will look into the position of first-class masters of His Majesty's tugs with a view to this policy being carried out in their case?

Lieut.-Colonel HEADLAM

The present rates of pay of the masters of the dockyard tugs are based on an arbitration award. The question of the adequacy of the emoluments is, however, being again examined, with due regard to the relevant circumstances.


Will the hon. and gallant Gentleman bear in mind that these men are considerably worse off than those in similar employment under Trinity House?