§ Mr. WHELER
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether any men employed in the Sheerness dockyard branch of the Admiralty Works Department have been placed on the establishment; and, if not, whether the delay is due to any change of policy?857W
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
No men in the Director of Works' Department at Sheerness have yet been established. Delay has arisen because of the desire to meet the claim to establishment of certain men in the Works' Department at the various yards over fifty years of age. The matter has now been adjusted and the appointments contemplated will forthwith be made. There will, as I have previously said, be further additions to the established list in the coming financial year.