HC Deb 04 March 1959 vol 601 c45W
63. Mr. Grey

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether he will consult with the Minister of Education and appropriate professional institutions with a view to securing that certificates granted by him to Merchant Navy officers are regarded, for the purpose of employment in teaching and other professions, as the equivalent of university degrees or other specialist qualifications.

Mr. Hay

These certificates are primarily used as certificates of competency at sea. However, teachers holding the certificates of competency as extra master and extra first class engineer are recognised as qualifying for the additional allowances payable to graduates. In the circumstances I do not think that there is any need for consultation.

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