§ 47. Dame Irene Ward
asked the Minister of Transport what reply he has sent to the Chamber of Shipping on the representations he has received on the action of the Federal Maritime Commission.
§ Mr. Marples
My Department has throughout been in close touch with the Chamber of Shipping on this issue, but there have been no exchanges in writing.
§ 49. Dame Irene Ward
asked the Minister of Transport if he will publish the terms of the Note sent to the Government of the United States of America on the action of the Federal Maritime Commission.
§ Mr. Marples
The note was presented on Monday, 13th April by the Netherlands Charge d'affaires on behalf of his own Government and the Governments of Belgium, Denmark, France, West Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom. It has not been customary to publish the terms of notes exchanged with the United States Government on these matters and in this case ten other countries are involved. But I can say that we have left the United States Government in no doubt about our concern at the precipitate action of the Federal Maritime Commission about our views on the jurisdictional issues involved and about our belief that the proper way to settle these matters is by the normal processes of consultation and not by arbitrary and unilateral action.72W
March, 1964, and their disposal is as follows: