HC Deb 07 August 1941 vol 373 cc2138-9W
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 be accompanied by a very full regard to the safety of the ships and those who serve in them.