HC Deb 18 July 1946 vol 425 c266W
Mr. Garry Allighan

asked the Minister of Transport when he proposes to restore the permanent licences and prewar privileges to compulsory River Thames pilots.

Mr. Barnes

This matter is one for the Pilotage Authority, but I understand that the authority are of the opinion that it would not be in the interests of the pilots to restore the prewar licences pending the settlement of byelaws now under negotiation fixing the postwar pilotage rates.