§ Mr. McNamara
asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he has yet reached a decision on the report of the working group on the employment of non-domiciled seafarers, which was published on 1st February 1978.
§ Mr. Clinton Davis
The Government endorse the general approach to the removal of wage discrimination recommended in the report. United Kingdom shipowners concerned have agreed to pay the first instalment in accordance with the group's recommendations with effect from 1st April 1978 but the details and arrangements for making the payment in the different countries have yet to be finalised. I would like to reiterate my appreciation for the work undertaken in producing this unanimous report by all those who served on the working group.