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Ordnance Factory Workers (Hollerith Machines)

Volume 244: debated on Tuesday 11 November 1930

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asked the Secretary of State for War at what rate of pay new entrants on Hollerith machines in ordnance factories commence their service?

Hitherto girls engaged at the ordnance factories to punch cards for use on Hollerith machines have started as newly-entered learners at 10s. a week if under 16 years of age and at 12s. 6d. if over 16 years of age, but increases to 15s. and 17s. 6d. have been given on the attainment of certain standards of efficiency, the rate of 15s. being normally reached within two months and that of 17s. 6d. within six months of entry. These rates are at present under consideration.