§ MR. NANNETTI
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the fact that the current rate of wages for seamen is higher in London than at Antwerp; and whether he is prepared to accept an Amendment to the Aliens Bill prohibiting the bringing over of foreign seamen at low rates of wages from Continental ports to the United Kingdom for British ships.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. AKERS-DOUGLAS, Kent, St. Augustine's)
Yes Sir, I have seen the Answer which was given to the hon. Member on the 29th May‡by the Secretary to the Board of Trade to this effect, but the Amendment to the Aliens Bill which he suggests appears to me to be outside the proper scope of the Bill.