HC Deb 17 May 1950 vol 475 c161W
88. Squadron-Leader Burden

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty what was the total number of workers employed in His Majesty's dockyards as at 18th March, 1949, whose weekly wage amounted to less than £5 per week.

Mr. W. Edwards

In the main professional departments of the home yards it is estimated that at the date mentioned about 6,350 industrial employees were receiving a standard wage of less than £5 a week. Of these, some 3,000 were male adults, and the rest women or juveniles. Actual earnings would, frequently, exceed the standard wage.