§ 22. Mr. DAY
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the terms of reference to the committee inquiring into the organisation and efficiency of the coastguard services include the working conditions of the employés of that service; and can he state when this committee will be in a position to issue a report?
§ Mr. W. GRAHAM
The terms of refernce to the Coastguard Committee of inquiry are—to inquire into the efficiency and adequacy of the present organisation for carrying out the coast watching duties of the Coastguard Service and to report what modifications, if any, in the organisation are, in their opinion desirable.In so far as the committee may consider that the working conditions of members of the coastguard service affect the efficiency and adequacy of the organisation, they are empowered to deal with them. It is hoped that the committee's report may be made in about six weeks' time.