§ Mr. CROOKS
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?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
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.