HC Deb 06 April 1939 vol 345 c3035W
Captain P. Macdonald

asked the Postmaster-General whether his proposal to

March, 1939. March, 1938.
Numbers. Approximate Cost. Numbers. Approximate Cost.
Subordinate Officers (part time) 3 £8,250 3 £9,050
European Chargemen 7 8
Asiatic Workmen 53 59

The numbers shown as comprising the care and maintenance party are permanently employed, and are temporarily increased when a ship is in the dock. In addition, workmen are employed as necessary on the dock for the purpose of cleaning and painting compartments, and for repairs to machinery and equipment, but the numbers of these fluctuate from time to time in accordance with the requirements of the work. "