§ Lieut.-Colonel MOORE
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the fact that it has been estimated that a profit of over £1,500 can be made by not paying for proper cargo stowing, he will now reconsider the question of taking powers to enable a more severe penalty than the maximum fine of £100 for overloading offences under the Merchant Shipping Act?
§ Dr. BURGIN
If, as I assume to be the case, my hon. and gallant Friend refers to cases of failure to take the necessary precautions in loading a ship with a grain cargo, I would refer him to the reply which I gave to the hon. Member for Durham East (Mr. McKeag) on 15th May last.