§ MR. JOYCE (Limerick)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether, in fulfilment of the promise given by his predecessor in office during the debate on the Merchant Shipping (Tonnage Deduction for Propelling Power) Bill on 1st August last, he will meet the pilots of this country; and whether he will receive a deputation from representatives of the United Kingdom Pilots Association, who will be present in London on 2nd July for the purposes of their Annual Conference.
§ MR. KEARLEY
My right hon. friend has, I understand, already intimated to the Association that he will be happy to receive the proposed deputation on 2nd July.