HC Deb 18 December 1963 vol 686 cc224-5W
85. Mr. Jeger

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will specify the shipping interests whose representatives he is consulting on the possible revision of the Merchant Shipping Acts; and whether he will ensure that all the appropriate trade unions are invited to join in his Department's examination.

Mr. Marples

The bodies participating with my Department in the detailed examination of Part II of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, and other relevant provisions relating to seafarers are the Shipping Federation, the Employers' Association of the Port of Liverpool, the Mercantile Marine Service Association, the Merchant Navy and Airline Officers' Association, the Radio Officers' Union and the National Union of Seamen. I believe that these are the organisations having the main interest at this stage.