§ Mr. R. BEAUMONT
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the number of men established and hired, respectively, employed in each of His Majesty's dockyards in each of the last 10 years?
Sir B. EYRES MONSELL
The numbers are as follow:
view of the large numbers of established men who were rendered redundant by the contraction of the Admiralty establishments after the War, a rule was introduced in 1921 that only one man should be established for each two established men retiring. In 1922 it was decided to fill only one in each eight vacancies. Since then the rule has been relaxed as follows:
- July, 1930–1 in 6 rule adopted.
- April, 1934–1 in 4 rule adopted.