§ 25. Mr. Benjamin Smith
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware of the large number of defects reported by port medical officers of health under the headings of insufficient heating, defective stoves, stove-pipes, radiators, and steam-heaters; and whether any special attention is being given by his Department to the problem of providing adequate heating arrangements in crews' quarters and maintaining them in a proper state of efficiency?
§ Mr. Cross
The whole question of the heating of crew accommodation was fully considered by all concerned when the crew space instructions of September, 1937, were drawn up. Under existing arrangements, cases of insufficient and defective heating found by officers of the port health authorities are notified to the local Board of Trade Surveyors, who take appropriate action in each case in the light of the current crew space instructions.