HC Deb 02 July 1931 vol 254 cc1481-2W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that the pay of telephone attendants in His Majesty's dockyards is 10s. less than that of skilled labourers; and whether, in view of the duties these men have to perform, he can raise their wages at least to the level of skilled labourers?


The pay of telephone attendants is from 47s. to 51s. a week, and the normal rates for skilled labourers range from 48s. to 51s. a week. Rates in excess of 51s. a week up to a maximum of 58s. a week are available, on a percentage basis, only for skilled labourers employed on the more important duties.