HC Deb 17 February 1927 vol 202 cc1137-8W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the steamships owned by Areas, and sailing under the British flag, are being actively utilised as a means of anti-British popaganda among British mercantile seamen, and whether he will consider the withdrawal in this case of privileges appertaining to the use of the British flag?


The first part of the question is covered by the reply given by the Home Secretary to Question No. 10. The conditions entitling a ship to be placed on the British register are laid down in Section 1 of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894. There is no power to remove a ship from the British register so long as the statutory qualifications are complied with.