§ 13. Mr. LESLIE BOYCE
asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs what communications have been received from the Governments of Australia or 181 New Zealand regarding the unfair competition of foreign subsidised shipping in their waters; and what, if any, replies have been sent?
Mr. J. H. THOMAS
Communications have taken place and are taking place with His Majesty's Governments in the Commonwealth of Australia and New Zealand, but I am not at present in a position to make any statement on the subject.
§ 23. Mr. BOYCE
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has any information as to the level of Wages paid by the American subsidised Matson Line running in competition with British interests in Australia and New Zealand shipping between America and New Zealand and Australia; and whether such wages are higher or lower than those paid by Australian nd New Zealand shipowners?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
Such information as is in my possession at present suggests that the wages paid by the Matson Line are lower than those paid by Australian and New Zealand shipowners.