§ Mr. BOWERMAN
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he can state when it is intended to give effect to the suggestion contained in the Report of the Advisory Committee, that 25s. 6d. is the average wage paid in the district for work similar to that performed by the men employed in the Deptford Victualling Yard?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
The minimum for the unskilled labourers at Deptford has recently been raised from 23s. to 24s. a week. This, together with the privileges enjoyed by Admiralty employés, is con- 1687W sidered as giving effect to the suggestion of the Committee so far as this class of labour is concerned. I am considering whether in the cases of labourers engaged upon more responsible work any further revision may be necessary.