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Shipmaster's Certificate

Volume 52: debated on Thursday 24 April 1913

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asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the case of Mr. A. Smith, junior, who, just after Christmas last, presented himself for examination for master's certificate and passed, both in colour and form division, and was granted his certificate, and who has since been studying for the voluntary grade of extra master, and who, on presenting himself for examination in colour and form division on the 4th instant, failed to pass the new lantern test; and whether in such a case the master's certificate already granted will be taken away?

This candidate for an extra master's certificate was not failed, but was referred by the local examiner for a special examination in London, which he passed, and therefore no question as to his certificate arises.