§ 23. Mr. Ridley
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what are the reasons for Her Majesty's Government's acceptance of the recommendations of the Steering Committee on Pilotage.397W
§ Mr. Clinton Davis
The Government's policy statement on marine pilotage of 11th December last explains the grounds for our acceptance of the main recommendations of the Steering Committee on Pilotage which were unanimous. Briefly, it is believed that the proposals provide a sensible and practical basis for advances in the organisation and safety of pilotage in the United Kingdom.