Crofter Seamen (Employment)

Oral Answers to Questions — Shipping – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 8th July 1946.

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Photo of Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence , Orkney and Shetland 12:00 am, 8th July 1946

asked the Minister of Transport whether when the Essential Work Order, in so far as it affects merchant seamen, is withdrawn, any provision is being made to provide continuous employment for them thereafter; and whether special provision will be made to safeguard the position of crofter seamen from Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles, who must stay ashore periodically to attend to their crofts.

Photo of Mr Alfred Barnes Mr Alfred Barnes , East Ham South

This matter is for decision by the shipping industry and is now occupying the attention of the National Maritime Board. I am assured that the position of crofter seamen will be kept in mind.