§ 1. Mr. Logan
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the great majority of Fleetwood steam trawlers are over 25 years old; that the Board of Trade recommendation, that every ship before leaving dock should carry a special life-line, has only been carried out by six of Fleetwood's 150 trawlers; and that for three successive years the port of Fleetwood has lost a trawler with all hands; and whether, in view of these facts, he will arrange for an inspector or surveyor to be stationed permanently at Fleetwood?
§ The President of the Board of Trade (Mr. Oliver Stanley)
I understand that 64 of the 169 trawlers at Fleetwood are over 25 years old, and that a large number of the vessels at this port are fitted with life-lines. Arrangements were made recently for increased attention to be paid to the trawlers at Fleetwood by the Board of Trade survey staff, and I shall keep the matter under review.
§ Mr. Stanley
As my answer shows, we are paying increased attention to trawlers at Fleetwood, and if the hon. Member has any particular case in mind I hope he will bring it to my notice.