11. Lieut.-Colonel SANDEMAN ALLEN
asked the President of the Board of Trade when the Merchant Shipping Act will come up for review, and if it is intended to alter the provisions, with 816 regard to the maximum penalty, in a court of summary jurisdiction for failure to take the necessary precautions in loading a ship with a grain cargo?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
As I said in answer to a question by the hon. Member for Durham (Mr. McKeag) on the 15th May, the question of altering the maximum penalty to be imposed for failure to take the proper precautions to prevent grain cargoes from shifting will be considered when the Merchant Shipping Act comes up for review.
Lieut.-Colonel SANDEMAN ALLEN
Can my right hon. Friend say when the Merchant Shipping Act is coming up for review?