§ 112. Mr. Medland
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the number of work-people who have been discharged from His Majesty's dockyards since 1st January, 1946, and, in particular, the number of men and women discharged from Devonport dockyard, respectively, in that period.
During the 16 weeks ending 27th April, 1946, 2,932 workpeople are recorded as having been discharged from the four professional departments of H.M. Dockyards at home. This figure includes 103 deaths, 402 discharges on the grounds of age or infirmity, and 1,372 discharges "at own request." In the case of Devonport, 487 men and 278 women were discharged during this period, including 42 men and one woman 242W who died, 121 men discharged for age or infirmity, and 260 men and 91 women discharged "at their own request."