asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he will give the numbers of non-industrial and industrial civil servants, respectively, in the service of his Department, other than those employed in dockyards at home and overseas, on 1st January, 1952; and what were the numbers of industrial and non-industrial civil servants, respectively, employed in dockyards at home and dockyards overseas on 1st January, 1952.
§ Mr. J. P. L. Thomas
I regret that it is not possible to give some of the figures for a date later than 1st October, 1951. The following table gives the information available:
it, nor is the Admiralty in any way bound by the award. The Admiralty, War Office and Air Ministry, however, offered an increase of 6s. a week in the cost of living allowance of locally entered civilian employees in Malta with effect from 1st July, 1951, and a further increase of 4s. a week with effect from 1st January, 1952.
At the same time, the Departments offered an investigation in Malta to consider, with all concerned, the whole 159W question of the pay of the locally entered employees of the Service Departments. This offer was not accepted, and a strike commenced as from cease-work on Friday, 22nd February. There has been no attempt by the men's representatives to negotiate since the offer was made.