HC Deb 27 February 1940 vol 357 c1920W
Mr. Logan

asked the Minister of Shipping why James Morgan, fireman of Steamship "Penstone," has been refused the extra payment allowed to those engaged in ammunition carrying; is he aware that entitlement is secured to deckhands and not to firemen; and will he see deck and lower deck are paid at same rates, as well as any arrears owing to firemen, due to this ruling?

Sir J. Gilmour

The extra payments are for handling ammunition and are payable to all members of the crew actually engaged in the operation. I understand that, at the time in question, James Morgan was not so employed. It appears that owing to an oversight payment was in fact made to him; in the circumstances the Ministry will not attempt to recover this payment.