§ Mr. ALBERY
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that certain small foreign trading vessels using the Port of London are not conforming with Section 4 of the Aliens Restriction (Amendment) Act, 1919, dealing with the holding of pilotage certificates, and that in consequence the cost of the upkeep of Trinity House pilot cutters falls to a larger extent on British ship-owners; and whether he proposes to take any steps to enforce a more strict observance of the existing law by such foreign vessels?
§ Sir P. CUNLIFFE-LISTER
No aliens hold pilotage certificates in any Trinity House pilotage district, in contravention of Section 4 of the Aliens Restriction (Amendment) Act, 1919. I understand, however, that a limited number of foreign ships liable to compulsory pilotage have recently entered the London district without a pilot, through not having received an offer of pilotage services, but the loss of revenue involved, up to the present, has been comparatively small.