HC Deb 16 March 1937 vol 321 c1830
19. Mr. Garro Jones

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many steam trawlers have foundered or been otherwise totally lost in the last six months?

Dr. Burgin

Since 1st September last one United Kingdom steam trawler has foundered and nine have been totally lost through stranding; one other sank after a collision and five have been reported as missing.

Mr. Garro Jones

How long will it be before the new safety regulations which the Board of Trade are drafting will be promulgated?

Dr. Burgin

Perhaps the hon. Member will put that question on the Paper. It is an important question which affects a wide industry, and I would like to give him accurate information rather than to make an extempore statement.

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