§ Mr. R. YOUNG
asked the Secretary of State for War and Air whether the Royal Engineers' Experimental Department, Regency Street, Westminster, is on the same footing regarding wage conditions as Woolwich Arsenal; whether the decisions of the late committee on production were given effect to for all skilled civilian mechanics in the employ of the Royal Engineers' Experimental Department; and, if not, will he say why?
§ Sir A. WILLIAMSON
The skilled engineering tradesmen employed in this establishment are paid the basic rates of the same classes of tradesmen employed in Woolwich Arsenal, and have received the engineering trade advances of 33s. 6d. plus 12½ per cent. The application to them of Award 180 of the Court of Arbitration is under consideration, and it is hoped to make an announcement on the subject at an early date.