HC Deb 22 July 1970 vol 804 cc121-2W
Mr. Goronwy Roberts

asked the President of the Board of Trade what progress he is making in drafting the appropriate 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.