HC Deb 26 May 1966 vol 729 c138W
65. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will introduce legislation to enable him to control the movement of British coastal shipping, in order to ensure that, in the interests of safety at sea, ships do not put to sea without adequate crews.

Mr. Mason

The Board of Trade already have powers to detain ships which are unsafe on account of under manning or other causes.

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