§ 26. Mr. THOMAS LEWIS
asked the President of the Board of Trade what progress has been made by the Joint Committee set up 12 months ago to consider and advise on any questions affecting the health of the mercantile marine; and when a report on the subject is likely to be made?
§ Mr. W. GRAHAM
I would refer my hon. Friend to my replies to his question of the 1st April last and to that to the hon. and gallant Member for St. Albans (Lieut.-Colonel Fremantle) on the 24th December last on the work of this Committee; and would add that the inquiries into the mortality statistics of seamen and the hygiene of crew spaces are making satisfactory progress, but that it must necessarily be some time before the Committee can complete its consideration of these problems.
§ Mr. GRAHAM
I can make my Friend a better offer. If he will communicate with me in a week or two, I will give him as full a reply as I can.