HC Deb 13 January 1975 vol 884 cc1-2W
30. Mr. Stott

asked the Secretary of State for Trade what action he is taking arising out of the inquiry into the sinking of the "Glen Shiel"; and if he will now take steps to give statutory backing to some marine notice recommendations.

Mr. Clinton Davis

My Department has reminded the industry of the dangers of failing to fit hatch tarpaulines, has taken action to tighten up on musters and drills, and is giving special priority to the scrutiny of stability data for small vessels. The status of "M" notices and their relationship with statutory rules are currently being reviewed.