§ Mr. RUPERT GUINNESS
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will state in how many cases the masters of British-owned vessels trading regularly between ports in this country and ports on the Continent are aliens?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. H. J. Tennant)
Statistics in the precise form asked for by the hon. Member are not available, but the latest Census Return issued by the Registrar-General of Shipping and Seamen shows that 764 masters were employed, on the 4th April, 1906, in British vessels trading between this country and ports on the Continent between the River Elbe and Brest, inclusive, and that of these 11, or about 1.4 per cent., were foreigners.