§ 41. Mr. Adamson
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the proposed amended rules in respect of life- saving appliances for fishing vessels under the provisions of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1937, will be submitted for further consideration to organisations representative of the fishing industry prior to their final adoption?
The proposed new requirements, which are now before the Merchant Shipping Advisory Committee, have already been fully discussed with representative organisations and it is understood that those organisations are in substantial agreement with the proposals. Should they desire, however, to make further representations on the subject, I shall be happy to consider them.
This Order is made under the Merchant Shipping Act, but I do not remember offhand whether it has to come before the House. I will let the hon. Gentleman know.