HC Deb 11 June 1973 vol 857 c229W
Mr. Wingfield Digby

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1971 will come into force.

Mr. Onslow

The Act gives effect to the Brussels Protocol of 1968 and recent consultations with other States indicate that the ratifications needed to bring that protocol into force are unlikely to be forthcoming before the end of 1974.