HC Deb 01 May 1970 vol 800 c399W
Dr. Bennett

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what alternative employment of equivalent status he will provide for those indentured and established coopers at the Royal Dockyards who will lose their employment in consequence of his abolition of the rum ration, or what compensation he will award.

Dr. David Owen:

The possible retraining of the coopers as joiners or carpenters is being discussed with the trade unions. Any coopers who may become redundant will receive awards under the Superannuation Act, 1965, or the redundancy payments for which they are eligible.

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