Oral Answers to Questions — Mercantile Marine (Crews).

– in the House of Commons on 3rd April 1941.

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Photo of Mr Walter Windsor Mr Walter Windsor , Kingston upon Hull Central

asked the Minister of Shipping the position in respect of pro vision of crews for merchant vessels; and whether it is intended to promote a scheme for keeping seamen on continuous articles?

Photo of Major Sir Albert Edmondson Major Sir Albert Edmondson , Banbury

I have been asked to reply. The representatives of the owners, officers and men on the National Maritime Board are preparing a scheme for the provision of continuous employment during the war for the officers and men of the Merchant Navy, and for the building-up of a reserve to enable adequate leave to be given in the Merchant Navy.