HC Deb 26 June 1919 vol 117 cc372-3W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Munitions whether the Committee appointed to inquire into the Royal Ordnance Factories at Woolwich has yet reported; and whether the same will be issued to Parliament?


The Committee has reported, and steps will be taken to lay the Report upon the Table of the House.


asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty why the Naval Ordnance staff at Woolwich, comprising less than 100 employés, was not granted the Whitsun-Monday holiday granted to the rest of the department and the employés in the Arsenal, in view of the fact that this staff has been granted all similar holidays since the formation of the department in 1891?


The staff referred to by my hon. Friend is presumed to be the clerical staff; and in the matter of holidays they conform to the practice of the Royal Dockyards and not to that of the Royal Arsenal. In the Royal Dockyards, Whit-Monday is not one of the four paid holidays allowed.