§ Mr. Logan
asked the Minister of Shipping why James Morgan, fireman of Steamship "Penstone," has been refused the extra payment allowed to those engaged in ammunition carrying; is he aware that entitlement is secured to deckhands and not to firemen; and will he see deck and lower deck are paid at same rates, as well as any arrears owing to firemen, due to this ruling?
§ Sir J. Gilmour
The extra payments are for handling ammunition and are payable to all members of the crew actually engaged in the operation. I understand that, at the time in question, James Morgan was not so employed. It appears that owing to an oversight payment was in fact made to him; in the circumstances the Ministry will not attempt to recover this payment.