HC Deb 22 July 1958 vol 592 cc29-30W
Mr. Arbuthnot

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what action he is taking to clarify the present apparently confused state of the law on which ships are, and which are not, exempt from carrying pilots in pilotage waters.

Mr. Watkinson

The question whether or not a particular ship is liable to compulsory pilotage is one to be determined in accordance with the provisions of the Pilotage Act, 1913, and of byelaws made under that Act. I do not think that any general action on my part directed to clarifying the existing law is either necessary or desirable but if my hon. Friend has any specific points I will gladly consider them.

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