§ Mr. W. THORNE
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty if he 1659W is aware of the discontent existing among the workmen at the Sheerness Dockyard in consequence of the premium bonus system being forced upon the men, and that the organised workers in all parts of the country have protested against such a system operating; whether the men were in any way consulted before such a system was introduced; and if he will take action in the matter?
§ Mr. HODGES
The premium bonus system was suspended in 1912 at the request of the trade unions, and has not since been worked at Sheerness or any other dockyard. Other systems of payment by results are in operation, but are not forced on any workman.