HC Deb 25 July 1956 vol 557 c388
2. Mr. E. L. Mallalieu

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether, with a view to reducing the susceptibility of trawlers to icing in bad weather, and to providing their crews with an effective means of avoiding loss of life in an emergency, he will consider altering the present regulations so as to permit all deep sea trawlers to carry one general purposes boat instead of two lifeboats, the second boat being replaced by two inflatable rafts capable of carrying all the crew.

Mr. Watkinson

Yes, Sir. I am already considering a proposal on these lines.