§ MR. CATHCART WASON (Orkney and Shetland)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade if he can state whether boat drill and testing of life-saving apparatus is fairly ensured by the provision that such proceedings shall be officially logged, or whether there is any reason to believe that on certain ships the injunction is ignored.
§ THE PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY TO THE BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. KEARLEY,) Devonport
I would remind my hon. friend that the section of the Merchant Shipping Act of 1906 to which he refers only came into operation on 1st June last. At present I can only say that I have every reason to think that it is working well and will have a good effect, but the matter is being most carefully watched.