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Hm Dockyards (Paid Leave)

Volume 498: debated on Tuesday 8 April 1952

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will consider allowing a second week's paid holiday to workers in Her Majesty's dockyards commencing in the financial year 1st April, 1952.

The question of allowing a second week of paid leave to all Government industrial employees, including those in the Royal Dockyards, is now being discussed with the trade unions concerned.

Does my right hon. Friend not think that this would prove a greater incentive to harder and better work if he introduced it this year?

As the Whitley discussions are proceeding. I would rather not go further.