§ 16. Mr. HORE-BELISHA
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether any decision has been reached as a result of the representations made to him at an interview on 26th August, 1926, with the Association of First Class Masters of His Majesty's Tugs regarding increased pay and improved conditions of status and service for members of the association; and, if not, whether, seeing that the matter has been under consideration for so long, he can state when it may be expected that a definite reply will be given?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Lieut.-Colonel Headlam)
I am afraid that I am not yet in a position to add anything to my reply of the 20th July last (OFFICIAL REPORT, col. 386).
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
Is the hon. and gallant Gentleman aware that in the meantime these masters of tugs are serving under conditions which are inferior to those of the Trinity House pilots? Cannot he expedite a decision?
§ Lieut.-Colonel HEADLAM
I am aware that the hon. Member gave me that information some little time ago.