HC Deb 29 March 1911 vol 23 c1319

asked the President of the Board of Trade, whether he will state how soon he proposes to arrive at a decision with regard to securing proper payment for Sunday work, when that is required to be performed, by the outdoor and transmission staff in the mercantile marine offices?


I hope that this matter will be decided before long.


asked the Prime Minister whether he can hold out any hope to the officers and men in the mercantile marine that before the next General Election the political disabilities at present imposed upon them by the nature of their calling may be removed by some such electoral provision as prevails in our Colonies?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Asquith)

I will consider my hon. Friend's suggestion, but I am not at present in a position to give any undertaking.