§ Mr. CROOKS
asked the Secretary to the Admiralty whether he is aware that a number of girls who were discharged from the painters' shop, Naval Ordnance Department, Woolwich Arsenal, in January and February last, have not yet received the increase in pay of 5s. per week to which they are entitled from December; and whether he will have inquiries made into this matter with a view to the early settlement of this claim?
§ Mr. LONG
A number of girls were discharged as stated; but the 5s. a week increase in wages to which the right hon. Member refers was presumably that which was granted to women employed in engineering shops and foundries in accordance with an award of the Court of1834W Arbitration, and the girls who were discharged from the Naval Ordnance Department were not entitled to that advance.