§ MR. NANNETTI (Dublin, College Green)
On behalf of the hon. Member for the Scotland Division of Liverpool I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether in view of the fact that the transfer of British shipping to Foreign flags trading to British ports will place the owners of such ships outside the provisions of the Workmen's Compensation Act, he will give facilities for the Private Bill, suggested by him to the deputation from the Parliamentary Committee of the Trades Union Congress in February last, to remedy this state of affairs.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. GERALD BALFOUR,) Leeds, Central
The Bill is one the principle of which I should personally approve, but I hardly think that anything which has lately happened renders it more urgent than before. The question of facilities is one for my right hon. friend the First Lord of the Treasury.