HC Deb 08 July 1946 vol 425 cc3-4W
33. Mr. M. MacMillan

asked the Minister of Transport whether he has considered a communication sent from the North American Seafarers' International Union and from the British trade unions to whom the Seafarers' Union made representations last month regarding the failure of the owners to provide suitable food and to ensure clean bedclothing for the crew of the British freighter "Samshee" while she was at sea and in Vancouver during May; and what steps have been taken in the crew's interest.

Mr. Barnes

My Department received the communication referred to by my hon.

Friend and, as the "Samshee" was then abroad, arrangements were made to investigate the matter on her return to this country. She arrived in the Port of London on 4th July and inquiries into the complaint are now in progress. I will let my hon. Friend know the result of these inquiries when they are completed.