HC Deb 30 July 1964 vol 699 c415W
Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will set out in tabular form the occupations of those workers in Her Majesty's Dockyards whose average wage in April, 1964, was £ 17 1s. 9d., and the average wages and average earnings, respectively, for patternmakers, tool fitters, moulders, and draughtsmen employed in the dockyards at that date.

Mr. Hay

The occupations of the workpeople in Her Majesty's Dockyards whose average earnings in April, 1964, were £ 17 1s. 9d. a week, embrace the whole range of activity in these large establishments. They are too many to list in detail— about 200— but include shipwrights, fitters (including tool fitters and electrical fitters), patternmakers, moulders, machinists, craftsmen's mates, slingers and labourers. They do not include draughtsmen, who are non-industrials. I regret that the information requested in the second part of the Question is not readily available.