HC Deb 17 May 1915 vol 71 c1985
2. Mr. PETO

asked whether, seeing that the Merchant Shipping (Certificates) Act, 1914, has been in operation for some time, the Board of Trade have taken any steps in putting the remuneration of their examiners of masters and mates on a basis commensurate with the qualifications and responsibilities required of them; whether anything has been done in the way of establishing in the case of these examiners a more satisfactory superannuation scheme; and, if so, whether any information as to details can be given?


The reorganisation of the establishment of the examiners of masters and mates and the scales of salary are now under the consideration of the Treasury and the Board of Trade.


Can the right hon. Gentleman indicate when a decision is likely to be given considering the very low salaries paid to these gentlemen and the very high cost of living?


I am afraid I cannot answer.