HC Deb 12 May 1947 vol 437 cc108-9W
Mr. Garry Allighan

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that Defence Regulations are still made applicable to London river pilots although they have been lifted from the pilots operating in all other parts of the country; what is the reason; and whether he is now in a position to make this relaxation general.

Mr. Barnes

An Order was made in September, 1939, by the Admiralty under Defence Regulation 43, applicable to Trinity House Pilotage Districts. Proposals to amend the prewar by-laws, including proposals made by the Compulsory River Thames Pilots Committee, are under consideration by Trinity House and pending the completion of the negotiations the current arrangements are being maintained in effect under the Defence Regulation.