HC Deb 30 April 1973 vol 855 c218W
Mr. Prescott

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps the Government are taking to establish a separate shipping register in Hong Kong; whether they are considering allowing exemptions for vessels on this register from sections of the Merchant Shipping Acts; and if so, from which ones.

Mr. Michael Heseltine

Consultations are taking place with the Hong Kong Government and with both sides of the shipping industry but no decisions have yet been taken.