HC Deb 25 May 1938 vol 336 c1231W
Mr. Jagger

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether his attention has been called to the serious plight of the unestablished local draftsmen in the Government service at Malta, who do very responsible work and are paid on a lower scale than the clerks; that the rates of pay range from 48s. to 66s. maximum after many years' service, and carry no pension; and whether he will look into the remuneration of these employés?

Mr. Cooper

The rates of pay and conditions of service of the locally-entered drawing office staffs in His Majesty's Dockyard, Malta, were revised in 1931, in agreement with the men's accredited representatives. No representations from the dockyard officers as to the inadequacy of these rates have been received nor has any request been made by the staffs for a revision of the 1931 agreement.