HC Deb 26 October 1916 vol 86 cc1359-60W

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that the Sailors' and Firemen's Union of Dublin have no representative on the local marine board, which often deals with disputes and other questions arising out of the Merchant Shipping Act which affects their members; and if he will cause Mr. J. H. Bennett, district secretary of the Sailors' and Firemen's Union, to be appointed to represent the men on the marine board?


When a vacancy occurs, the Board of Trade, in accordance with the usual practice, will consider the question of appointing a representative of the men on this local board, but I should point out that disputes are dealt with by the superintendent of the mercantile; marine office, and not by the local marine board.