HC Deb 23 March 1967 vol 743 cc308-9W
36. Mr. Ridsdale

asked the President of the Board of Trade why the seamen of Trinity House have not had their back-pay award backdated like other seamen.

Mr. Jay

Agreement on how the award to seamen in the Merchant Navy should be applied to the seamen of Trinity House had not been reached by 20th July, 1966. The operative date of the eventual settlement had, therefore, to be deferred in accordance with the standstill policy.