HC Deb 08 September 1909 vol 10 c1454W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he will state the number of hands employed in His Majesty's dockyard at Devonport during each year of the past six years, and the total annual amount paid in wages?


The average number of workmen employed in Devonport Dockyard (exclusive of Works Department men), and the total annual amount paid in wages during the past six financial years, were as follows:—

Average No. employed (exclusive of Inspectors). Total Wages Paid.
1903–04 9,487 645,601
1904–05 9,292 647,244
1905–06 7,754 527,858
1906–07 7,488 526,328
1907–08 7,888 600,734
1908–09 8,690 656,178

It is regretted that, owing to a clerical error in a prior question asked by my hon. Friend on 23rd August, the wages paid during the financial year 1908–9 were furnished as £556,178 instead of £656,178, as now given.