HC Deb 17 July 1933 vol 280 c1529

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the licence issued under Section 78 of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1906, exempting the owners of the British ship "Sevilla" from the obligation to employ a British master and officers, is now about to fall due for renewal; and whether, in granting any renewal of such licence, he will see that it applies only to the master and that the other officers of the ship shall be British officers, so that an opportunity may be offered to them for acquiring special knowledge of the conditions of the whaling industry?


If an application for further exemption is received in this case, the possibility of securing the employment of British officers will receive full consideration.