HC Deb 08 September 1887 vol 320 c1655
Sir SAVILE CROSSLEY (Suffolk, Lowestoft)

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, Whether he is aware that the fishermen pilots on the cruisers detailed for the protection of the drift fishing boats on the North Sea, were last year insufficiently paid by the Government, and that the boat owners were obliged, at their own expense, to augment the pilots' pay considerably in order to obtain the services of efficient men; and whether the Government will supply fishermen pilots for these cruisers in the coming fishing season at their own expense?


Until the hon. Baronet put the Question on the Paper my attention had not been directed to this matter. As the Government are most desirous to co-operate with the fishermen in protecting them against the depredations to which they are now subject, I will make arrangements by which the remuneration given to fishermen pilots last year by the Admiralty shall be augmented.