HC Deb 15 March 1912 vol 35 cc1497-8W

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office if he is aware that the carpenters employed at Woolwich Arsenal, after allowing for the privileges they have, are receiving 1s. per week less than the standard rate of wage; and whether he will give instructions that the wages of these men be raised to the rate current in the district?

Colonel SEELY

After allowing for the privileges at present received, valued at 1s. in the £, the men referred to are receiving the full rate recognised by their society. When the privileges are reduced, on the National Insurance Act becoming operative, any necessary adjustments in the rate of wage will be made.