§ Mr. BOWERMAN
asked the Secretary to the Admiralty when the labourers employed at the Deptford Victualling Yard and the West India Dock naval store are to receive the increase of 2s. per week in their wages, as granted to the labourers at Woolwich Arsenal, Waltham Abbey, and Pimlico?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
The increase of 2s. a week to which my hon. Friend refers was granted by the Army Council to their employés at the Army Establishments named as from 14th December, 1914. An increase of the same amount, of 2s. for labourers, was granted by the Admiralty as a War emergency increase to their employés at the Royal Dockyards and Victualling Yards, including Deptford and West India Docks, from 28th March, 1915.