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Employees, Chatham Dockyard (Pay)

Volume 481: debated on Wednesday 22 November 1950

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty how many employees at Chatham Dockyard receive a weekly wage of £4 15s.; and what action he proposes to improve the standard of living of those workers, in view of the constant rise in prices.

Three hundred and seventy-seven workpeople at Chatham Dockyard receive a regular weekly wage of £4 15s. Overtime, work on payment by results, and allowances for exceptional working conditions, bring the weekly earnings of three-quarters of this number to more than £4 15s. Juveniles and women paid a proportion of the men's rate are excluded from these figures.In reply to the second part of the Question, I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the reply I made to the hon. and gallant Member for Gosport and Fareham (Surgeon Lieut.-Commander Bennett) on 25th October.