§ 11. Mr. WING
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will assent to the Return standing on to-day's Paper in the name of the hon. Member for Houghton-le-Spring? [Return, "showing the number of Fishing Vessels of all classes, sail and steam, in England and Wales; number in each class which come under the provisions of the Workmen's Compensation Act; number of wrecks of such Fishing Vessels; number of lives lost; number of those whose relatives were benefited under the provisions of the Workmen's Compensation Act; number of accidents, together with the number of those who received benefit under the Workmen's Compensation Act; and the aggregate and the average amount received in each case under the Workmen's Compensation Act,"]—[Mr. Wing.]
§ The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Buxton)
As I have informed my hon. Friend, the information in the possession of the Board of Trade and the Home Office does not enable a Return of the nature suggested to be compiled.
§ Mr. WING
Will the right hon. Gentleman reconsider the matter, seeing that during the past winter there was an unexampled loss of life and suffering caused by the mates and skippers not being under the Workmen's Compensation Act?
§ Mr. BUXTON
I have not got the information and figures, and therefore I cannot answer the hon. Member.