HC Deb 09 May 1960 vol 623 cc22-3W
Dr. A. Thompson

asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty the basic wage paid to labourers in Royal dockyards; and the average amount of overtime earnings paid to these labourers.

Mr. C. Ian Orr-Ewing

The basic wage is 160s. 4d. In addition all those employed in the professional departments of the dockyards are entitled to a ship-repair allowance of 1s. 6d. a week. These labourers may, in addition, earn overtime, incentive payments and other allowances, but figures for the average amount of each are not available.