§ Sir JOHN BENN
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?
§ Mr. McKENNA
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.