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Dockyard (Skilled Craftsmen)

Volume 481: debated on Wednesday 29 November 1950

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty if he is aware of the shortage of skilled craftsmen in His Majesty's Dockyard at Portsmouth; and what steps he is taking to remedy the position.

Yes. The numbers and grades of skilled craftsmen required in all His Majesty's Dockyards have been notified to the Ministry of Labour and National Service and the vacancies accorded first preference. Action has also been taken to stimulate the recruitment of craft apprentices.