HC Deb 30 April 1969 vol 782 cc1430-1
37. Mr. Ian Lloyd

asked the President of the Board of Trade what reply he has given to the representations made to him by Messrs. Westerly Marine Limited, of Waterlooville, regarding the export of yachts to the United States of America.

Mr. William Rodgers

We did what we could to help Westerly Marine Ltd. with its immediate problem of finding shipping space to carry yachts to the Great Lakes ports. I understand that the position has now improved. We are making inquiries to establish whether there is likely to be a general problem, and the company is being kept informed.

Mr. Lloyd

Are the Government taking this general problem seriously, since obviously a firm with a splendid record like this should not be placed in a position where simply because of the size of its products it cannot find shipping space to the United States?

Mr. Rodgers

I agree with all that the hon. Member has said.

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