§ MR. HAVELOCK WILSON (Middlesborough)
To ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he will state the total amount of deserters' wages paid to the Board of Trade under Section 44 of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1906, from 1st July, 1907, to 30th June, 1908.
(Answered by Mr. Churchill.) The provisions dealing with deserters' wages is contained in Section 28 of the Act of 1906 and not in Section 44 as stated by my hon. friend. The sum received by the Board of Trade on account of such wages during the period mentioned was £6,820 5s. 9d.