HC Deb 01 March 1951 vol 484 cc318-9W
105. Brigadier Clarke

asked the Minister of Labour to state the amounts of the recent increases in railway wages and of the increase given last month to workers in His Majesty's dockyards, respectively.

Mr. Bevan

Under the agreement of 23rd February, 1951, between the Railway Executive and the National Union of Railwaymen, the Railway Clerks' Association and the Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen the amounts of increase in the weekly wage rates of conciliation grades vary considerably for different classes of workers, but in general it amounts to about 7½ per cent.

As regards workers in His Majesty's Dockyards, I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the reply given yesterday by my hon. Friend the Civil Lord of the Admiralty to the hon. and gallant Member for Gillingham (Squadron Leader Burden).