asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty how many workmen and officials, respectively, were employed in the Royal dockyards at home and abroad in March, 1914; how many are employed now; how many of the workmen are established men; and how many of the officials are permanent?
The numbers of workmen and officials employed at the dockyards at home and abroad were:—
|25th February, 1922||56,327||3,555|
In view of the fact that these figures show there are more than twice as many employed although we have a smaller Navy, can the hon. Gentleman say what is being done to reduce the number?
These figures are in course of being reduced and this does not represent the number at the present moment. A census of the numbers in the dockyards is being taken on 3rd April, and the possibility of making further reductions will be kept in view.