§ Mr. CROOKS
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Munitions when the Report of the Committee appointed to consider a scheme of pensions for arsenal and dockyard workmen is expected?
My right hon. Friend will recollect that, in reply to his question of the 8th December last, he was informed that the Departmental Committee appointed to enquire into this matter as regards the Royal Ordnance Factories, etc., had presented an interim Report. The subject is one that involves important considerations in which the Ministry of Munitions is not the only Government Department affected, but I 557W think it is probable that a decision upon the interim report will be reached this week. In order to avoid any misapprehension, I should, perhaps, say that I am not aware that any Committee has been appointed to enquire into this subject as regards the Royal Dockyards.