§ 37. Mr. HORE-BELISHA
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he will consider granting some proportion of the concession of a week's leave with pay to those dockyardsmen who are discharged and who have completed over 10 months of the qualifying period?
§ Mr. G. HALL
The grant of leave with pay to workmen in Admiralty establishments has been made on the condition that the participants have a minimum of 12 months' service. I am unable to agree to the reduction of this minimum period.
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
Is he aware that this grant of a week's leave with pay is rendered nugatory when notice of discharge is given just before a week's pay is due?
§ Major ROSS
Does the hon. Gentleman not think that the care of those who have been compelled to leave their employment through naval economy should be a first charge on the Treasury?