HC Deb 03 June 1964 vol 695 c173W
64. Mr. Bottomley

asked the Minister of Transport why it is not compulsory for ships in the Tees pilotage district to employ pilots.

Mr. Galbraith

Pilotage is not compulsory in the Tees pilotage district because we do not consider it to be necessary at present for safe navigation in that district. If at some future date we were satisfied of the necessity for compulsory pilotage, my right hon. Friend would be prepared to make an appropriate Order under the Pilotage Act.

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