§ Sir R. GOWER
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that, in connection with the recent proposals affecting the superannuation of Admiralty industrial employés, a decision to obtain the views of associations of Admiralty industrial employés in addition to those of the Admiralty Industrial Whitley Council was reached because the council in question cannot be held to be properly representative of all Admiralty industrial employés and especially of those who are established; and whether he will give early consideration to a complete revision of the system of negotiations between employer and employed so far as the Admiralty and its industrial civil servants are concerned?
Sir B. EYRES MONSELL
The Board of Admiralty has always exercised the right of consulting any of their employés whenever they think fit, and on the occasion referred to they merely followed their usual practice. The answer to the second part of the question is in the negative.