HC Deb 20 April 1926 vol 194 c996
1. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many members of the British Mercantile Marine lost their lives during 1925 while in the exercise of their calling, exclusive of fishermen; and how many British fishermen lost their lives in 1925 in pursuit of their calling?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister)

The number of deaths from all causes reported as having occurred in 1925 among the crews of merchant vessels registered in Great Britain and Northern Ireland was 1,413. This figure includes fishermen, of whom I am not yet in a position to give separate particulars.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Will the right hon. Gentleman give me the separate figures when he has them?


I shall get those in the analysis which is made each year, and when I get them I will give them to the hon. and gallant Member.