HC Deb 28 February 1917 vol 90 cc2035-6
64. Mr. WATT

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has been asked to appoint a new chairman for the Greenock Harbour Trust; and, if so, will he say when the appointment is to be made?


The Board of Trade have been asked to appoint an impartial person to be chairman of the Greenock Harbour Trustees for the ensuing three years. Negotiations are taking place re- garding the matter, and the Board hope to be in a position to make the appointment at an early date.


Will the hon. Gentleman take care that this post does not become another perquisite of the omnivorous Scottish bar?


Any representation the hon. Member may make to me will have consideration. I am aware of the Scottish character.