HC Deb 12 July 1955 vol 543 cc165-6W
92. Mr. M. Stewart

asked the Secretary of State for War how many soldiers at the Army radio station, Zonkor, Malta, are engaged on fatigues shifting coal; and for how many hours each week they are occupied on this duty and on other duties, respectively.

Mr. F. Maclean

Four non-tradesmen normally spend about half an hour between them moving coal each week. These men spend 45 hours a week on general duties and one hour on drill. Exceptionally a special coal fatigue is necessary and the hon. Member may have in mind one which took place last month. Eight men were then employed for an average of 1½ hours each.

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