HC Deb 17 December 1935 vol 307 cc1550-1

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has received any complaints regarding the condition of steam trawlers fishing out of Aberdeen; whether he is aware that many of these vessels are unseaworthy; and whether he will institute a special inquiry into the effectiveness of existing measures for the supervision of the condition of these vessels?


I have received occasional complaints as to the condition of trawlers fishing out of Aberdeen, but investigation has not shown the ships to be unseaworthy. The supervision of fishing vessels is under special consideration by the Board of Trade at the moment.


Has the right hon. Gentleman noticed that my inquiry calls into question the efficacy of existing measures of supervision, and that it does not satisfy my question merely to quote measures which exist, as in my submission they are totally unsatisfactory? Will the right. hon. Gentleman make further inquiry into the measures which exist in Aberdeen and other places?


The hon. Member's question is too long.

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