HC Deb 09 May 1949 vol 464 cc77-8W
58. Mr. Anthony Greenwood

asked the Minister of Transport on what date a Board of Trade certificate was applied for in respect of R.M.S. "Magdalena"; when it was granted; and whether any alterations in construction were demanded and made as a condition of such a certificate being granted.

Mr. Barnes

The builders applied for a survey for a passenger and safety certificate on 8th October, 1946, shortly after the keel was laid. The survey continued thoughout the construction of the ship and the certificate was issued in 18th February, 1949. No major alterations in construction were asked for by the Ministry's surveyor.