HC Deb 30 June 1924 vol 175 cc945-6W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the number of boating accidents which occur during the summer season, he will take steps to make the carrying of lifebuoys compulsory on all boats carrying passengers whether on river, lake, or sea?


All steam or motor boats carrying more than 12 passengers must hold a Board of Trade passenger certificate and carry the number of lifebuoys shown on the certificate. Other pleasure boats come under the jurisdiction of local authorities, and I understand that in many cases lifebuoys are required.

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