HC Deb 05 March 1896 vol 38 cc209-10
MR. FORTESCUE FLANNERY (Yorkshire, Shipley)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he will cause to be printed as a Parliamentary Paper the correspondence between his Department and the representative Societies of Shipowners and Engineers and others upon the subject of apprenticeship for applicants for Board of Trade certificates of competency as marine engineers; whether he will now issue the altered Regulations promised by the Board's Circular Letter of the 4th June, 1894, so that the period of apprenticeship required on the part of such applicants may be raised from three years to five years?


If the hon. Member will move for the correspondence to which he refers no objection will be raised on behalf of the Board of Trade to its presentation. The question of issuing revised regulations respecting the period of apprenticeship of marine engineers has not been lost sight of, but has been held over pending the consideration of some subsidiary points that have arisen.