33. Mr. CATHCART WASON
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will inquire into the allegations made by girls employed by herring curers as to the conditions under which they are conveyed to and from their work in steamboats and railway trains, and take what steps seem necessary to him to improve the said conditions?
§ The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Burns)
Inquiries are being made with regard to the accommodation provided on steamships for these fish-workers, and I shall be glad to consider any specific representations as to the present character of the train accommodation.
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
Will the right hon. Gentleman pay special attention to the limited and disgraceful accommodation provided for hundreds of fishery girls who come from Stornoway?
Mr. CATHCART WASON
In view of the fact that sickness is largely increased on their return from the fishing, will the right hon. Gentleman make further inquiry?
§ Major ANSTRUTHER-GRAY
Will the right hon. Gentleman send Commissioners to examine the ships when the fishery girls are in transit?