§ 38. Mr. Hector Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies under what authority Mr. R. Robertson, the port superintendent at Pepel, Sierra Leone, issued a written direction dated 18th January, 1958, governing the loading and unloading of ships in the port and governing the covering and uncovering of hatches of ships in port while under the command of their captains as masters.
§ Mr. Profumo
This notice was issued in accordance with the charter agreement to which the shipping line concerned is a party.
§ Mr. Hughes
But are the regulations drafted and administered in such a way as not to impair, or tend to impair, in any way the authority of a master in his own ship?
§ Mr. Tilney
Would not my hon. Friend agree that all normal masters welcome the advice given by Mr. Robertson?