§ Sir C. KINLOCH-COOKE
asked the First Lord of the. Admiralty how many men were borne on the books of Devon-port Dockyard on 1st August, 1914; how many were borne at the date of the Armistice; how many have been discharged since the Armistice to date; and what further discharges are contemplated before Christmas?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
The figures asked for by my hon. Friend are as follows:
Numbers of workpeople borne: At 1st August, 1914 14,108 At the date of the Armistice 18,334 Numbers of workpeople discharged since the date of the Armistice to the present date, approximately 1,700 The net reduction in numbers between these dates is 1,528 It is contemplated that the further discharges to be carried out at this yard by Christmas will be, approximately 2,200