§ 17. Colonel DAY
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is able to make any statement as to the suggestion that merchant ships should compulsorily carry line-throwing appliances for the purpose of establishing communication between two vessels or between a vessel and the shore?
§ Sir P. CUNLIFFE-LISTER
The question whether ships should be required to carry line-throwing appliances is being considered, but there is no power to require this under the present law, and I am not in a position at present to make any statement about future legislation.