§ Mr. E. Rowlands
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will take steps to provide a grant to the Royal National Lifeboat Institute in order to further its work.
§ Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution has not asked for a grant and I understand that it prefers to be completely independent. The Institution provides an excellent lifesaving service and I am not aware of any reason for the Government to intervene.