HC Deb 20 June 1935 vol 303 cc574-5W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether and, if so, in what respect the existing system of providing employment facilities for seamen is in conflict with the provisions of the International Convention adopted in Geneva in 1920?


The important difference, apart from points of detail, between the existing system and the International Convention is that the former is a voluntary system set up as the result of agreement in the industry, whereas the latter provides for a system of public employment offices.