HC Deb 24 February 1919 vol 112 cc1438-9W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Shipping Controller whether the National Maritime Board has yet determined standard rates of wages for masters; and, if so, what rates?


It has been decided that the conditions of employment of masters do not come within the perview of the National Maritime Board as at present constituted. In these circumstances the Shipping Controller gave an undertaking that in the event of representatives of ship owners and masters' representatives failing to come to an agreement as to rates for masters he would himself draw up a scale of rates. My right hon. Friend has done this, and those rates have been communicated to all the parties.