HC Deb 02 June 1919 vol 116 c1646
3. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware of the dissatisfaction among the masters of foreign-going and home trade merchant steamers, and also among the pilots on the East Coast, at the withdrawal of the Regulations making pilotage compulsory by licensed pilots at East Coast ports; and if he will consider orders being given that no shipmasters in the foreign-going and home trade ships shall hold a pilotage certificate for British harbours?


The Board of Trade have no power to issue such an Order, but, even if it had, I doubt if it would be desirable to prohibit British masters of British ships from piloting their ships into British harbours in cases where the local pilotage authority does not consider such a course necessary.