HC Deb 28 May 1946 vol 423 cc153-4W
Mr. Battley

asked the Minister of Transport why copies of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1936, reprinted in 1945 and bearing the imprint WT 242A 250 6/45 26/943/3 are on sale at His Majesty's Stationery Office with no reference to the Merchant Shipping Act (Amendment), 1923, which modified Section 34 of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1906; and if he will give an undertaking that no further copies will be sold without the amendment being made clear to the purchaser.

Mr. Glenvil Hall

I have been asked to reply. They were reprinted by His Majesty's Stationery Office in the normal way so as to have copies available to the public for purchase. As the Merchant Shipping Act contains no provision which permits copies thereof to be printed in a form containing amendments made by subsequent Acts, it is not permissible to reprint the Merchant Shipping Act, 1906, with the amendment to which my hon. Friend refers.

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