§ Whereupon Mr. SPEAKER, pursuant to the Order of the House of 17th July, proposed the Question, "That this House do now adjourn."
§ Mr. TICKLER
I wish to ask the hon. Gentleman representing the Board of Trade whether he has anything to communicate to the House in reference to the Grimsby fishermen and the insurance of their vessels, on which I put a question to him the other day, and as to which the Government promised consideration. The matter is really urgent, and a deputation of owners from Hull and Grimsby are in London anxious to confer with the Government on the matter.
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. J. M. Robertson)
I can only say that the matter is under active consideration. I cannot say that the fishing boats will be brought under the same scheme of insurance, but there is under consideration a proposal for bringing them under a special scheme of insurance to meet their case. Their case would not come under the same 2144 definition as would be put in policies in the case of ordinary vessels making a voyage. The matter is being carefully and closely considered, and any assistance which the hon. Member or the deputation can give will be gladly received.
Question put, and agreed to
Adjourned accordingly at Twelve minutes before Eight o'clock.