§ 69. Mr. PETO
asked the President of the Board of Trade how many ocean-going cargo ships have been fitted up with crews' hospitals since the 30th April, 1912, in response to the Memorandum issued in January, 1912, by his Department; and 1187 whether he intends to issue instructions making the provision of ships' hospitals compulsory?
§ The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Buxton)
According to reports received by the Board of Trade thirty-seven ocean-going cargo vessels have been fitted with hospitals for seamen since the 30th April, 1912. As the hon. Member is doubtless aware, the Board of Trade have no statutory power to require hospitals to be fitted on cargo ships.