HC Deb 31 January 1939 vol 343 cc11-2
14. Mr. Benjamin Smith

asked the President of the Board of Trade when the joint committee set up by the Shipping Federation and the National Union of Seamen to consider methods of improving the standard of comfort and cleanliness in crews' accommodation is likely to make its report?

Mr. Stanley

The joint committee referred to in the question is not an official committee. I understand that it is improbable that it will issue a formal report.

Mr. Smith

Can the right hon. Gentleman say when he will receive the report; and will he see that a copy is given to this House?

Mr. Stanley

This is a joint committee of the industry, on which my Department were not represented, although on one occasion they were courteously invited to be present.