HC Deb 30 January 1957 vol 563 cc172-3W
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.