20. Mr. FOOT
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty how many ex-apprentices at Devonport Dockyard have now been discharged since 1st March, 1923; and for how many has alternative employment been provided?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Commander Eyres-Monsell)
The number of ex-apprentices who have been discharged from Devon-port Dockyard since the 1st March is 104. I regret that it has not been possible to provide alternative employment for any of these discharged workmen.
Is the hon. and gallant Gentleman aware that an assurance was given by the First Lord of the Admiralty during the discussion that an attempt would be made to find employment for them, and do I understand that not one of the 104 has been given alternative employment?