HC Deb 27 June 1962 vol 661 cc1158-9
37. Mr. P. Williams

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will make a further statement on the shipping dispute with the United States of America.

Mr. Marples

I assume that my hon. Friend refers to the case known as Docket 906. Discussions are continuing between the Federal. Maritime Commission and the shipping companies concerned.

Mr. Williams

Will my right hon. Friend accept it from one who has criticised him occasionally that we will do our utmost to back him up in his resolve to defend British interests and his refusal to encourage lines to produce documents to the Americans?

Mr. Marples

I am grateful to my hon. Friend for that support so long as he will omit the word "occasionally".