HC Deb 11 December 1967 vol 756 c69W
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.