HC Deb 21 June 1939 vol 348 c2233
74. Mr. Ralph Beaumont

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty what were the number of hired and established men, respectively, employed in the Royal Dockyards in 1913; and what were the corresponding figures at the latest available date?

Mr. Shakespeare

As the answer involves a table of figures I will, with my hon. Friend's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Mr. Beaumont

In view of the increased employment in the dockyards in the last few years and the prospect of steady employment for some time to come, does not my hon. Friend think it should now be possible to admit a larger proportion of dockyard men to pensionable establishment?

Mr. Shakespeare

That is a question that is always under review with the trade unions concerned.

Following is the information:

The approximate numbers of hired and established workpeople borne under Vote 8 in the Royal Dockyards at home in 1913 and at the present time are as follow:

Hired. Established.
1913 31,188 6,667
April, 1939 33,968 7,744

If dockyards abroad are included, the figures are:

Hired. Established.
1913 38,756 6,865
April, 1939 50,609 8,214