§ MR. HEYWOOD JOHNSTONE (Sussex, Horsham)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he can state what sum was received in the last financial year in respect of fees charged for remittances by seamen in foreign ports under the money order and transmission systems referred to in the Report of the Committee on the Engagement and Discharge of Seamen Abroad (C. 8577, 8th July, 1897), and if such sum appears, and under what head, in the Return presented to Parliament on 17th January (No. 12).
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
I informed the hon. Member, in reply to a Question asked by him in May, 1901, that the sum charged during the last financial year was £1,018. The amount charged during the current financial year, which will expire at the end of the present month, cannot be given for some little 588 time after that date, as it will be necessary to await the receipt of the Accounts of the various Consuls concerned.