HC Deb 27 April 1926 vol 194 c1826
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?


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.