§ 8. Captain Viscount CURZON
asked the President of the Board of Trade, whether his attention has been drawn to the provisions of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, in respect of discipline and to the difficulties which experience has disclosed in working the provisions of the Act; and whether he will give consideration to these provisions with a view to bringing them up to date and consolidating them in the light of experience gained?
I am aware that there has been some criticism of the provisions as to discipline contained in the Merchant Shipping Act and in the Regulations made under that Act. It is not certain whether the mere alteration of the law and of the Regulations would remove the ground for this criticism, but I will consider carefully any definite proposals which the Noble Lord may place before me.