§ MR. NANNETTI (Dublin, College Green)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade if he has yet received a reply as to whether William Morrison, fireman on the steamship "Numidian," was arrested on 23rd May, in Montreal, for being absent without leave, and as to whether the master left him in prison and sailed for Liverpool without paying him off, in accordance with Sections 187 and 188 of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894; and, if so, can he state what steps, if any, he has taken to see that this man is paid and compensated for his loss of time; and will he get a report of the case from the superintendent of the Mercantile Marine Office and magistrate's clerk at Montreal.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. GERALD BALFOUR, Leeds, Central)
No, Sir. A communication 47 on the subject was addressed to the shipping master at Montreal on the 24th July, but no reply has yet been received.