Merchant Shipping (Seamen's Allotment) Act, 1911



An Act to remove certain doubts as to the true interpretation of the Merchant Shipping Acts, 1894 to 1906, in respect of the Payment of Seamen's Allotment Notes. [18th August 1911.]

57 & 58 Vict. c. 60.

6 Edw. 7. c. 48.

WHEREAS doubts have arisen as to the true interpretation of section one hundred and forty-one of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, and section sixty-two of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1906:

Be it therefore enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

Regulations as to allotment note.

1. By agreement with the master an allotment note may be granted to a seaman providing for—

(a) payment of a greater sum than one half of the wages;

(b) payment at a period earlier than one month from the date of the agreement with the crew and at intervals more frequent than one month.

Short title.

2. This Act may be cited as the Merchant Shipping (Seamen's Allotment) Act, 1911.