HC Deb 10 March 1926 vol 192 cc2314-5W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what are the rates paid to men engaged at Singapore who are employed on the dredgers and hoppers; and what are the hours worked by the masters, mates, and engineers engaged on this work?


The men who have been sent out from England, that is, the masters, mates and engineers, are paid the home rates for their respective classes, with the addition of Colonial allowance at a weekly rate of 45 dollars if married, or 40 dollars if single. I have no information as to the hours actually being worked at present, but I may say that when the men volunteered for service at Singapore it was on the understanding that day and night shifts, of 12 hours each, for which extra pay is allowed, would probably be required.