HC Deb 30 January 1940 vol 356 c982W
Mr. Ralph Beaumont

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that, whereas a recent Admiralty order authorised an increase of pay for the masters and crews of steam mooring and salvage lighters in the dockyards when engaged on work in dangerous areas, no increase of pay has been awarded to the riggers and labourers who are carried in these craft and who perform the necessary work in these dangerous areas; and whether he proposes to remedy this anomaly and increase the pay of these men?

Mr. Shakespeare

The question of granting a war risk allowance to the personnel working on but not forming part of the crews of yard craft is under consideration, and I will communicate the decision to my hon. Friend as soon as it is reached.