HC Deb 02 July 1935 vol 303 cc1713-4W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the Tramp Shipping Subsidy Committee have issued for the guidance of owners suggestions that in the manning of their boats with British seamen preference should be shown in the following order: English, Scotch, Welsh, Northern Irish, Free State Irish, and then coloured

(1) Coal and coke consumed by electricity companies.
Year. Quantity. Average cost per ton.
Tons. s. d.
1928 2,681,338 15 10
1929 3,034,873 15 2
1930 2,965,109 15 10
1931 2,948,861 15 11
1932 3,075,356 15 8

seamen from our Colonies; and what steps, if any, he proposes to take to stop this form of differentiation?


No, Sir. The view held by the Tramp Shipping Subsidy Committee, that shipowners wishing to qualify for subsidy should employ British subjects wherever possible, covers all British subjects without distinction. The second part of the question does not, therefore, arise.