Merchant Shipping Act 1906

Introduced in 1906 by David Lloyd George, then President of the Board of Trade, the Merchant Shipping Act established regulations covering the standards of food and accommodation on British registered ships[1]. It was part of a number of acts introduced by David Lloyd George, and later Winston Churchill, as President of the Board of Trade, to improve conditions for workers.

Merchant Shipping Act 1906
Long titleAn Act to amend the Merchant Shipping Acts 1894 to 1900.
Territorial extentUnited Kingdom
Royal assent21 December 1906
Status: Amended
Text of statute as originally enacted

See also


  1. "Merchant Shipping Act 1906". Retrieved 16 October 2018.

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