HC Deb 27 March 1941 vol 370 c724W
Mr. R. Morgan

asked the Minister of Shipping whether it is with his sanction, and under what regulation, that Chinese seamen, who think they have been unfairly treated in respect of the non-payment of the £5 war risks bonus, are being repatriated to China?

Mr. Cross

These seamen refused to serve in accordance with their contract of service and their places had therefore to be filled. Under the Aliens Order the liability for repatriating them rests on the owners of the ships concerned, and I am informed that the owners are making arrangements for their repatriation as early as possible.