HC Deb 25 February 1930 vol 235 cc2076-7W

asked the President of the Board of Trade the average age of the British ships sold to foreign buyers in each of the following years: 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927 and 1928?


The following table gives particulars by age groups of the vessels registered at ports in the United Kingdom, the registers of which were reported to the Registrar-General of Shipping and Seamen as having been closed on sale of the vessels to foreigners during each of the years 1922 to 1928, inclusive. These particulars do not include British vessels registered at ports outside the United Kingdom, regarding which no information is available.

the House for approval and whether this question will be left to the free vote of the House?


The Bill, which will be a Government Measure, to give effect to the Safety of Life at Sea Convention, will be introduced as soon as possible, but I am not yet able to say definitely when that will be.