HC Deb 12 April 1927 vol 205 cc163-4
6. Lieut.-Commander WILLIAMS

asked the President of the Board of Trade the number of British, lascar, and foreign seamen employed in British ships in the years 1905 and 1915, respectively?


If my hon. Friend will permit me, I will have the figures circulated in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following are the figures:

The first crews of all British vessels on the register at ports of the United Kingdom (including the Isle of Man and Channel Islands) on 31st December, 1905 and 1914, which were employed in sea trading at some time during the years 1905 and 1914, respectively, were made up as follow:

Year. British (other than Lascars). Foreign (other than Lascars) Lascars. Total.
1905 150,681 36,982 41,342 229,005
1914 172,143 27,555 49,820 249,518
Similar particulars were not compiled for the year 1915.