§ 7. Sir EVAN JONES
asked the Under secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention had been called to the fact that on the 19th instant two Belgian trawlers that were at Milford Haven during the War came to that port to land their cargoes; that the National Sailors' and Firemen's Union officials there refused to allow them to land, stating that the fishermen, who were all members of their union, would strike: that after a consultation between trawler owners, fish merchants, and the Labourers' Union (the latter having agreed to support the National Sailors'and Firomoivs Union), it was agreed to allow the two ships to land As well as thirteen other ships that were due to arrive at the port, but that after landing they would only be supplied with ice and coal, and would not again be allowed to land fish at that port; that a committee had been appointed to confer on the matter with a view to the same action being taken at all ports; and, as international considerations were involved, what action His Majesty's Government proposed to take in the matter?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY Of LABOUR (Mr. Wardle)
I have been asked to reply to this question. Inquiries are being made into the matter. Meanwhile, I understand 1597 that the executive of the National Sailors' and Firemen's Union are in communication with their local representatives on the subject.