§ Mr. Goronwy Roberts
asked the President of the Board of Trade what progress he is making in drafting the appropriate 122W regulations under the Merchant Shipping Act, 1970; and when he proposes placing the first of these before Parliament.
§ Mr. Corfield
Work on the regulations has begun and I hope to discuss shortly with representatives of industry the procedure for consulting them about proposals for regulations. The preparation of the regulations is a formidable task and I cannot state at present when it will be possible to lay the first one.