§ Major HORE-BELISHA
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he has any record of the number of ex-apprentices who were discharged from the royal dockyards in the penultimate Conservative Administration; and, if so, will he give the figures in respect of each dockyard?
I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to my reply of the 19th February last. No special record is kept of the number of ex-apprentices included amongst the workmen who are discharged. To give the figures asked for would involve a detailed examination of the discharges at all the dockyards.