asked whether the position of the assistant foremen in the Army Ordnance Store at Colchester who now receive 19s. 6d. a week, to which level the pay of some of the labourers has recently been raised, can be immediately considered with a view of any advance in pay dating back to the beginning of their financial year?
§ Mr. TENNANT
There are no assistant foremen in the Army Ordnance Store at Colchester, but there are leading hands of labourers whose present rate of wages is 19s. 6d. This case is now under consideration, and a decision will be announced shortly. Any increase that is given will be dated back to 1st April, 1911.