Clocking-on System (Ordnance Factories).

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Supply. – in the House of Commons on 21st January 1942.

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Photo of Mr John Tinker Mr John Tinker , Leigh

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Supply whether he is aware of the dissatisfaction that exists among employees at the Royal Ordnance Factories at the clocking-on system that operates when transport is delayed; that more time is deducted than is actually lost; and will he have this matter examined to see whether a mutually satisfactory arrangement can be made with the workers and his representative?

Photo of Mr Harold Macmillan Mr Harold Macmillan , Stockton-on-Tees

Although the matter has been brought to my notice as Chairman of the Ministry of Supply Industrial Council, I am not aware that serious dissatisfaction exists. Payment to employees in Government establishments who arrive late because of failure of transport is made from the five-minute point next following their arrival. This practice is not less favourable to the employee than that adopted in industry generally.

Photo of Mr John Tinker Mr John Tinker , Leigh

If I send tire hon. Gentleman particulars of my grievance, will he examine it?