HC Deb 24 May 1909 vol 5 cc974-5W

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he can furnish Parliament with a copy of the General Instructions issued by the Board to superintendents of mercantile marine offices under the general administrative powers conferred on the Board by the Merchant Shipping Act, Part XIV.?


I do not think that it would be desirable to lay upon the Table of the House the General Instructions to superintendents of mercantile marine offices. These Instructions are issued solely for the guidance of the officers of the Board of Trade, and are of a confidential nature.