§ Mr. Ovenden
asked the Secretary of State for Trade (1) whether any public funds were made available to Trinity House specifically to finance the ballot of pilots over the SCOP Report; and, if not, how the exercise was financed;
(2) if his Department was consulted by Trinity House over its decision to conduct a ballot of pilots concerning the recommendations of the SCOP Report.
§ Mr. Clinton Davis
My Department was not consulted, no public funds have been made available, and I understand688W that the cost is being met from the corporate funds of Trinity House.