§ MR. HAVELOCK WILSON () Middlesbrough
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether any regulations have been issued by the Admiralty insisting upon all vessels chartered as transports being manned by seamen belonging to the British Isles; and whether the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Shipping Company and the British India Steam Shipping Company's vessels, chartered by Her Majesty's Government, are manned by persons belonging to the British Isles or by Asiatics.
§ * THE SECRETARY TO THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. MACARTNEY,) Antrim, S.
No such regulations have been issued. As regards the vessels of the two com- 779 panics named, a portion of the crews are Asiatic subjects of Her Majesty, but the deck hands are European.