HC Deb 01 February 1961 vol 633 c125W
65. Mr. Lipton

asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the danger and expense to coastal rescue services caused by inexperienced amateurs, he will introduce a seamanship test for boat-owners.

Mr. Hay:

This is a useful suggestion which we will gladly consider. We will consult the bodies interested in yachting and small boat sailing and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents upon it.