§ 37. Mr. R. J. TAYLOR
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the total loss accruing to a seaman whose ship is wrecked and whose personal belongings are thereby destroyed; and whether he proposes to take any steps to make such a loss a liability on the shipowner?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
My attention has been called to one case of this kind recently. I understand that the risk is covered to a limited extent by union arrangements in the case of members of the National Union of Seamen and by direct insurance in some cases.
§ Mr. TAYLOR
Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether, in any proposed Amendment of the Merchant Shipping Act, he will deal with this matter?