§ 11. Mr. DAY
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether artificer apprentices are now compelled to purchase clothing such as football boots, jerseys, etc.; whether any compulsory deductions are made from their wages to the canteens; and can he state what is the lowest payment per day made to artificer apprentices?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Mr. Ammon)
The answer to the first and second parts of the question is in the negative. As regards the third part the lowest rate of pay authorised for artificer apprentices is 9d. a day.