§ 21. Mr. MARKHAM
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what was the amount allocated to yard wages in the Chatham Dockyard during the years 1928–29 and 1929s–30; and what number of discharges will result owing to the reduction approved by Parliament in March last?
§ The CIVIL LORD of the ADMIRALTY (Mr. George Hall)
The amount voted by Parliament for dockyard wages in the home yards for 1929 is £98,700 less than in the previous year, but, in allocating the total amount between the various yards, the Admiralty have assigned to Chatham rather more than in the previous year. The second part of the question, therefore, does not arise.
§ Mr. MARKHAM
Will the First Lord of the Admiralty look severely on the over-spending which has resulted in so many dismissals from these yards?