§ 61. Mr. J. Howard
asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he has considered the report on the loss of the fishery protection vessel "Vaila"; and if he will consider making it obligatory to fit all lifejackets with whistles, and with torchlights similar to those used at sea during the war.
§ Mr. Watkinson
As my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland stated in a Written Answer on 22nd January, a public inquiry into the loss of life from the "Vaila" is expected to take place in the near future. I must await the findings of the court.