§ Mr. Cassells
asked the Minister of Transport as at the last convenient date, the average annual income in canal dues for the Crinan Canal, in the county of Argyll, since the year 1930; the number of staff engaged in the supervision and control of the canal; the number of lock-keepers permanently stationed there, giving information as to the number thereof who are married and the average number of units in the household; the weekly wage paid in money and the emoluments other than in money pertaining to the said lock-keepers; and the number of the said lock-keepers who are entitled to participate in any pensions fund on retirement?
§ Captain Wallace
The average annual income from dues for the Crinan Canal for the years 1930 to 1939 was approximately £6,100. The number of staff engaged in the supervision and control of the canal is four. The number of lock-keepers permanently employed is 12. Information as to the number of these who are married and the average number of units in the household is not available, and could only be obtained by inquiry from the individuals concerned. One lock-keeper receives 47s. a week, one 43s., two 42s. 6d., and eight 41s. As a result of recent negotiations with the appropriate staff association, this remuneration is being temporarily increased by 4s. a week. Each occupies a house free of rent and rates and has waterproof clothing issued to him; two receive, in addition, free gas. Seven of the lock-keepers are on the pensionable staff.