HC Deb 05 July 1932 vol 268 cc267-8W

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he can make any statement with regard to the manner in which the change-over to the new system of helm orders was accomplished by the British merchant navy on 1st July?


The general change-over to the direct system of helm orders has not yet taken place, and will not become compulsory until Part I of the Merchant Shipping (Safety and Load Line Conventions) Act, 1932, comes into force. I am sending my hon. and gallant Friend a copy of a recent Board of Trade announcement regarding the method of effecting the change.