§ Mr. SEXTON
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the Committee appointed in 1914 to inquire into the mortality among merchant seamen, which was suspended during the War, has since been revived; and, if not, why not?
Sir W. MITCH EILL-THOMSON
The Committee to which the hon. Member refers has not been revived, and I am afraid that the complete statistical investigation which was contemplated in 1914 is one of the things which we must defer owing to pressure of work and need for economy.