19 SEPTEMBER 1925, Page 17


[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] Suz,—In your issue of September 5th you state in the " News of the Week" that "Justice will not be done until . . . all reputable shipowners give continuity of employment to their seamen." Apparently you are not aware that all ships engaged in foreign trade are required by law to pay off their crews at the termination of each voyage, so that it is not practicable to give continuity of employment. —I am, Sir, &c., J. A. BLACK. Lagerie, Row, Dumbartonshire.