HC Deb 05 February 1918 vol 101 c2134W

asked the Secretary of the Admiralty if he can now state the result of his inquiries into the alleged nonobservance in certain particulars of Agreement A 1 of 11th June, 1917, so far as the clerical staff at Woolwich and Deptford are concerned?


I regret to say that it was found, on inquiry, that, by a misunderstanding, the pledge given had not been redeemed in its entirety. Authority has, however, now been obtained to remedy the omission, and orders are being issued to-day to give effect to the additional concessions necessary to carry out the pledge in full.