§ 84. Squadron Leader Burden
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty how many employees at Chatham Dockyard receive a weekly wage of £4 15s.; and what action he proposes to improve the standard of living of those workers, in view of the constant rise in prices.
§ Mr. W. Edwards
Three hundred and seventy-seven workpeople at Chatham Dockyard receive a regular weekly wage of £4 15s. Overtime, work on payment by results, and allowances for exceptional working conditions, bring the weekly earnings of three-quarters of this number to more than £4 15s. Juveniles and women paid a proportion of the men's rate are excluded from these figures.
In reply to the second part of the Question, I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the reply I made to the hon. and gallant Member for Gosport and Fareham (Surgeon Lieut.-Commander Bennett) on 25th October.