HC Deb 03 June 1875 vol 224 c1352

asked the President of the Board of Trade, Whether the Trinity House, in their administration of the Pilotage Fund, to which all pilots are bound to contribute, confine the superannuation allowances for incapacitated pilots to those among them who are more or less paupers, relying on the terms of 6 Geo 4, c. 125, s. 52, where the word "indigent," stands before "pilots;" and, if this be so, whether the Board of Trade will take steps to rectify this practice?


Sir, the Trinity House do not apply the Pilot Fund according to the terms of the Act referred to by the hon. Member—which Act is repealed—but under the 386th section of the Merchant Shipping Act of 1854, which makes all pilots, incapacitated by age, infirmity, or accident, eligible for the benefits of the fund and the superannuation allowances.