Mr. B. SMITH
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in the discussions which are proceeding between his Department and the Shipping Federation, on the question of crews' accommodation on board ship, steps are 2330W being taken to consult the representative organisations of the officers and seamen?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
When the revised recommendations of the Shipping Federation Committee on Crew Accommodation are available, the current Board of Trade Instructions on the subject will be reviewed. The revised instructions will be sent in draft to the Merchant Shipping Advisory Committee, on which the officers' and men's organisations are represented.