§ Major CAYZER
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether there are still any persons employed at. His Majesty's gun wharf, Portsmouth, who, although they were employed in other trades, such as bricklayers, plasterers, etc., were taken on in His Majesty's gun wharf as temporary employees during the War; if so whether he will state the number of such persons employed; and whether they are to be retained on the permanent establishment or discharged and replaced, where necessary, by discharged and demobilised service men?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
So far as known there are three men of the trades in question who have been engaged during the War for employment in the gun wharf at Portsmouth. One of these men is incapacitated from following his trade through injuries received on military service, and the other two will probably be discharged shortly owing to reduction of work.