HC Deb 25 April 1910 vol 17 cc212-3W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the risks involved in testing cordite, and the fact that the three men employed in this operation at the Naval Ordnance Works, Bull Point, are required to work seven days a week in shifts of eight hours, he will consider whether some extra remuneration over and above the 4s. per day they are now receiving can be given them, or, failing that, whether some higher rate of pay can be allowed for Sunday labour?


The work performed by the three men referred to is of a simple nature and practically no danger is involved. They receive pay at the rate of one-sixth of a week's pay for each eight-hour shift, and it is considered the pay received is sufficient for the work performed.