HC Deb 10 May 1971 vol 817 c5W
43. Mr. Turton

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he will take steps to reintroduce the obligatory wearing by merchant seamen of the red torches carried during war-time, in order to save life at sea.

Mr. Anthony Grant

This matter has been studied both nationally and internationally several times since the war and I should want more evidence that safety would be materially enhanced before taking such steps.

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