HC Deb 03 April 1940 vol 359 cc168-9W
Captain Plugge

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether, in view of the recent decision to increase the bonus paid to workers in His Majesty's dockyards to enable them to meet the increased cost of living, he proposes to take any step to make a pro rata increase in the small pensions paid to those who have retired from service in the yards and who are equally affected by the rise in the cost of living?

Mr. Shakespeare

My hon. and gallant Friend is aware that increases of remuneration for dockyard workers granted from time to time apply only to the personnel actually engaged in the dockyards when such increases are made and cannot apply retrospectively to those who have left the dockyard service.