§ 24. Sir ROBERT GOWER
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what is the number of persons at present employed at the Royal Naval Dockyard at Chatham who have been so employed for the past 10 years and are yet not on the establishment?
§ 25. Sir R. GOWER
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he will consider the desirability of granting retiring pensions after a given length of service to those employés at the Royal Naval Dockyards who, although employed there for very many years, are not considered to be on the establishment and therefore not entitled to pensions?
I regret that under the Superannuation Acts pensions can only be granted to civilian employés who have served in an established capacity.
§ 26. Sir R. GOWER
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he will 405 consider the desirability of taking on to the establishment of His Majesty's Naval Dockyards a larger proportion of those who, although coming within the category of casual employés, have been continuously employed at such dockyards for a large number of years?
I would refer the hon. Member to the reply of yesterday to the hon. Member for Devonport (Mr. Hore-Belisha).