Oral Answers to Questions — Questions to Ministers.

– in the House of Commons on 13th March 1929.

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The following question stood upon the Paper in the name of MR. JOHNSTON: To ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he will reconsider his proposal to discontinue Dundee as an examination centre for certificates of competency in the mercantile marine; and whether he is aware of the financial handicaps this proposal will place in the way of candidates from Angus, Perthshire, and Fifeshire in respect of maintenance and travelling?

Photo of Mr Edwin Scrymgeour Mr Edwin Scrymgeour , Dundee

I want to put a question on this subject.

Photo of Lieut-General Edward Fitzroy Lieut-General Edward Fitzroy , Daventry

Has the hon. Member been requested to ask this question on behalf of the hon. Member for Dundee?

Photo of Mr Edwin Scrymgeour Mr Edwin Scrymgeour , Dundee

No, I have not been asked, but I want to put a further question on the subject.

Photo of Lieut-General Edward Fitzroy Lieut-General Edward Fitzroy , Daventry

I am afraid that that would not be in order. The hon. Member is not entitled to ask the question.

Photo of Mr Edwin Scrymgeour Mr Edwin Scrymgeour , Dundee

As a matter of order, after having a subject of this kind in hand direct with the Department, cannot I now in any way introduce it?

Photo of Lieut-General Edward Fitzroy Lieut-General Edward Fitzroy , Daventry

I am afraid not, unless the hon. Member in whose name the question is on the Paper is present to ask it.