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Foreign Seamen In British Ships

Volume 53: debated on Thursday 5 June 1913

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asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can furnish a Return showing the number of seamen engaged on British foreign-going ships in the United Kingdom during the years 1911 and 1912, respectively, the number who failed to join their ships, and the number of discharge books suspended, distinguishing separately the numbers for each port?

The following Return gives the desired information:—Return showing the number of seamen engaged on British foreign-going ships in the United Kingdom, the number who failed to join their vessels, and the number of continuous discharge books suspended during the years 1911 and 1912—

1911.1912.
No. of Seamen Engaged.No. who Failed to Join.No. of Books Suspended.No. of Seamen Engaged.No. who Failed to Join.No. of Books Suspended.
Cardiff, Barry, and Penarth44,71193711646,9611,012136
Glasgow48,3871,86126148,5892,016194
Hull15,3092605516,13733276
Liverpool192,0594,937149198,3615,155182
London90,7991,70222194,9091,998197
Middlesbrough4,672158324,46716324
Newcastie6,213161124,3031129
Newport10,9411771710,12122226
Shields, North12,9522806612,37933364
Shields, South13,8133491814,12931939
Southampton48,407699753,8541,34912
Sunderland4,556131184,80115718
All other Ports63,6741,61222661,9051,878201
Total556,49313,2641,198570,91615,0461,178

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can furnish a Return of the number of Chinamen engaged in the United Kingdom on British ships during the years 1911 and 1912, respectively, distinguishing the numbers engaged at each port?

The following Return gives the desired information:—Return showing the number of Chinese seamen engaged on British ships at ports in the United Kingdom during the years 1911 and 1912:—

1911.1912.
Cardiff357593
Barry796746
Penarth13795
Glasgow219177
Hull261325
Livepool1,3571,751
London—Dock Street90274
London—Victoria Docks232287
London—Poplar8081,028
London—Tilbury1674
Middlesbrough4283
Newcastle1547
Newport183263
Shields, North504597
Shields, South99425
Southampton61
Sunderland24132
All other ports165543
Total5,3667219

The question is receiving careful attention.