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Civilian Workers, Manadon

Volume 463: debated on Wednesday 13 April 1949

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty how many civilian employees are at present working at the Royal Naval Engineering College, at Manadon; what categories of workers are employed and the number in each category, respectively; and whether it is expected that further civilian workers will be required at this establishment in the near future.

I assume that the hon. Member is referring to the numbers of men of building trade categories employed at Manadon. The average number of civilian employees engaged on this work is at present eight. The men are engaged on maintenance work. The categories of workers are plumbers, carpenters, bricklayers, skilled labourers, and labourers, but as the categories vary from day to day, and the average number of workers is no more than eight, I shall not attempt to state how many in each category are employed at the present date. Further civilian workers of building trade categories will be required at Manadon probably from May onwards when it is hoped to make substantial progress in the development work.