§ Sir Knox Cunningham
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will 35W approach the authorities in Tonga and ask them to give further consideration to the incorporation into their legal system of the terms of the Merchant Shipping (Liability of Shipowners and Others) Act 1958, in order that the people of Tonga may enjoy the same rights and benefits as have existed in the United Kingdom and many Commonwealth territories during the past eight years; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Stonehouse
I am advised that the position of the authorities in Tonga remains as stated in the reply to the hon. and learned Member on 2nd November, 1965.