§ Mr. HALL-CAINE
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what is the reason for the reduction of 2s. per week in the pay of Admiralty dockyard employés on their being placed upon the established list?
Sir B. EYRES MONSELL
In those classes of Admiralty industrial employés484W in which some of the men are established and the others unestablished, the rates of wages of the established men are generally lower than those of the unestablished by amounts ranging from 1s. to 5s. a week according to a scale; for the majority of the established men the difference is 2s. a week or less. On transfer to the established list the employ is transferred to the appropriate established rate of wages. The difference between the rate of wages of established and unestablished men is accounted for by the fact that the conditions of employment of the two classes are materially different in certain respects; for example, in the much greater prospect of regular and permanent employment acquired on establishment.