§ Mr. CADOGAN
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the British steamer "Maltana" left the British port at Valetta on 24th April last under the command of a Greek master; whether he is the same officer who was in command of the s.s. "Dalton" at the time of her loss in February, with regard to the circumstances of which a British Naval Court passed severe comment on the navigation of the ship; and whether he will consider if steps cal be taken in the interests of British seamen and underwriters to make illegal the practice of appointing foreign masters to British ships?
§ Mr. H. WILLIAMS
From the office copy of the agreement of the "Maltana," it appears that the vessel was commanded by the master who commanded the "Dalton" at the time of her loss. With regard to the last part of the question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave him on the 25th April, of which I am sending him a copy.