§ 11. Mr. HORE-BELISHA
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether the reduction by 23, during the months of April and May, in the number of established men employed in Devonport Dockyard was due to their retirement on pension; and whether the numbers are to be made up?
Reductions in the numbers of established workpeople were caused by death, superannuation and invaliding; except in those grades, to which appointment carries establishment, transfers of hired employés to the established list are made in the proportion of one appointment to six posts vacated.
§ 12. Mr. HORE-BELISHA
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he will state the reasons for the discharge of 487 hired men from Devonport Dockyard during the months of April and May; and whether any further reductions are contemplated?
During April and May, apart from temporary or casual employment, 65 workpeople were entered at Devonport Dockyard and 15 were discharged on reduction, and there was a natural wastage of 43.