HC Deb 28 October 1976 vol 918 c331W
Mr. Gordon Wilson

asked the Secretary of State for Trade who has been consulted regarding the effects of changes in marine pilotage in Scotland; and when he hopes to make a statement on the Government's intentions.

Mr. Clinton Davis

Consultations on the effects of changes in marine pilotage in Scotland have recently been held with all the main pilotage authorities in Scotland, the United Kingdom Pilots Association, the marine pilotage branch of the Transport and General Workers Union, the General Council of British Shipping, the Scottish Guild of Pilots and the Scottish Office. Discussions with these organisations on how Scottish interests should be represented on the proposed Central Pilotage Board are continuing and a statement will be made when definite proposals have been agreed.