HC Deb 10 November 1960 vol 629 c82W
Sir D. Campbell

asked the Minister of Transport when he will make an Order under Section 2 (5) of the Merchant Shipping (Liability of Shipowners and Others) Act, 1958, to bring into force Section 2 (2) (a) of the said Act; and if he will make a statement

Mr. Marples

Before I could do as my hon. Friend suggests I would have to make an Order under Section 2 (6) of the Act, setting up a fund to compensate harbour or conservancy authorities. But I do not propose to do so unless the provisions for such a fund can be made acceptable to both harbour authorities and shipowners. Hitherto this has not been possible.

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