§ MR. HAVELOCK WILSON
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he is in a position to state if the Departmental Committee which he appointed last year to inquire into the question of seamen's discharges have yet finished their inquiries; whether it is his intention to publish the evidence given by witnesses before this Committee, and about what date does he expect the Committee to report; and whether such Report will be presented to the House.
§ MR. RITCHIE
I am informed that the Committee to which the hon. Member refers has finished its inquiries, and may 808 be expected to present its Report at an early date. The Report and evidence will be presented to the House in due course.