§ Mr. Harvey
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether his attention has been called to anxiety roused by the raising of the Plimsoll line; and whether he is taking special measures to secure the safety of ships of the merchant service from the dangers involved in overloading?
§ Colonel Llewellin
My hon. Friend may rest assured that any arrangements for the deeper loading of British ships to increase their cargo-carrying capacity in the interests of the prosecution of the war will 2139W be accompanied by a very full regard to the safety of the ships and those who serve in them.