§ Mr. Hector Hughes
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will take urgent steps to implement the recommendations of the Pearson Committee in order to improve the conditions of merchant seamen by introducing a new Merchant Shipping Act for that purpose.
§ Mr. William Rodgers
As I told my hon. Friend the Member for South Shields (Mr. Blenkinsop) on 11th December, it is hoped to do this as soon as possible.—[Vol. 775, c.147.]