HC Deb 10 December 1964 vol 703 c213W
45. Mr. Shinwell

asked the President of the Board of Trade, in view of the loss sustained in revenue through the indifference of importers and exporters towards British shipping, what measures he employs to persuade shippers engaged in export to utilise British shipping in preference to the use of vessels not registered in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Mason

None. It is Her Majesty's Government's policy not to interfere with the freedom of the trader to use the shipping services which suit him best.