HC Deb 16 November 1964 vol 702 cc6-7W
53. Brigadier Clarke

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will see that personnel in Her Majesty's Dockyards receive the recent awards made to unskilled labour by the Shipbuilding Federation.

Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu

Under an agreement reached with the trades unions concerned in September, 1963, the wage rates of workpeople in Her Majesty's Dockyards are no longer based on the engineering, shipbuilding and ship repairing industries but are aligned with the rates in force in 34 large and representative industries. The award to which the hon. and gallant Member refers has therefore no application to the Dockyard wage structure.