HC Deb 27 February 1975 vol 887 cc238-9W
Mr. Cartwright

asked the Secretary of State for Trade what representations he has received about the need to revise the legislation governing pilotage arrangements on the River Thames; and what replies he has given.

Mr. Clinton Davis

The Steering Committee on Pilotage submitted a report to me in June 1974 containing a number of recommendations for revisions of pilotage legislation, some of which specifically relate to the Thames. I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of the report.

Under Section 18 of the Pilotage Act 1913 representations are frequently made to my Department about byelaws proposed by pilotage authorities. Details of all such cases relevant to the River Thames are not readily available. If the hon. Member has any particular representations in mind perhaps he will write to me.