§ 11. Brigadier-General NATION
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his inquiries are yet completed into the question of the bona fides of seamen who sign on at foreign ports on British ships claiming British nationality; and whether he can make any statement on the subject?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
This is one aspect of the general question of the employment of aliens in British ships now under investigation by my Department, and a statement on the subject must await the result of the investigation.
§ Brigadier-General NATION
Can the right hon. Gentleman say when he anticipates that there will be some decision on this matter? Will it be in the course of the present Session?