HC Deb 01 August 1912 vol 41 c2264W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if the carpenters of the Royal Navy have had no increase of pay for nearly thirty-five years; if, in consequence of dissatisfaction as to remuneration, there is an insufficiency of carpenters and shipwrights; if, during the recent manœuvres, shipwright pensioners had to be recruited from the dockyards to complete the complement of ships; and is there any prospect of an increase of pay being given those public servants before the end of this year?


The pay of carpenters and shipwrights is now under the consideration of a Departmental Committee, and their inquiry will shortly be completed. There was a slight shortage of shipwrights for the manœuvres at Devonport, and volunteers were called for from pensioners, eight ratings employed in the dockyard being embarked.