HC Deb 13 July 1914 vol 64 cc1497-8
81. Mr. FELL

asked the President of the Board of Trade the nationality of the Europeans employed on the steamers of the Peninsular and Oriental Company, and how many of the 145 Europeans forming part of the crew of the ss. "Medina" are of British and how many of foreign nationality?


On the last completed voyage of the ss. "Medina" there were 144 persons on the European agreement, and of these all were British, except three cooks, who were born in Germany, Switzerland, and Goa (India), respectively. The extraction of corresponding particulars for all the vessels owned by the Peninsular and Oriental Company would involve a large amount of labour, but if the hon. Member will specify any particular vessels which he has in mind I will endeavour to furnish him with information in regard to them.