HC Deb 06 June 1939 vol 348 c192
17. Mr. Windsor

asked the President of the Board of Trade the number of lascar seamen now employed in British ships; and what increase in the number has taken place since 1930?

The President of the Board of Trade (Mr. Oliver Stanley): The number of lascars employed at some time during 1938 on sea-trading vessels registered at ports in the United Kingdom was 50,700, representing a decrease of 5,700 compared with 1930. Particulars for 1939 are not yet available.