Shipping (Repair Abroad).

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport. – in the House of Commons on 6th April 1922.

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Photo of Mr Matthew Simm Mr Matthew Simm , Wallsend


asked the Minister of Labour if his attention has been drawn to the report that, in the event of the dispute in the shipbuilding industry leading to a stoppage, certain vessels now being overhauled in the Tyne will be removed to foreign yards; and if he is taking immediate steps to endeavour to pre- vent such removal, especially in view of the fact that unemployment heavily afflicts the district concerned?

Photo of Mr Thomas Macnamara Mr Thomas Macnamara , Camberwell North West

I have not seen the report report referred to, but in any case I am afraid that I have no power to compel repairs to be carried out in British ports. This appears to me to be a matter which must be settled by discussion between all the interests concerned.