asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if his attention has been called to a discussion at the November meeting of the Fifeshire Education Authority regarding the wages paid to labourers at His Majesty's dockyard, Rosyth; if he is aware that that authority, because of its unanimous opinion that the wages are inadequate to provide the necessaries of life, is being called upon to subsidise the wages paid in the dockyard by the provision of boots and 398W clothing for the school children in that area.; and what is he prepared to do in the matter?
§ Mr. AMERY
Questions relating to the wages of workpeople employed in Admiralty Establishments are dealt with on the appropriate Joint Industrial Council for Government Departments, and it has not been deemed necessary to take any steps as a consequencce of the opinion expressed by the Fifeshire Education Authority. A claim for an advance in wages for labourers employed in His Majesty's Dockyards recently put forward by the Trade Union side of the Industrial Council is being referred to arbitration.