HC Deb 27 November 1934 vol 295 c653
5. Captain P. MACDONALD

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he proposes to take any action with regard to the petition for a public inquiry into the conditions of service of certificated navigating and engineer officers in the British merchant navy, recently submitted to Parliament, and to which 23,233 signatures were attached?


There already exist appropriate ways of discussing the matters referred to in the petition, particularly in the National Maritime Board, and a public inquiry is unnecessary.