HC Deb 14 July 1980 vol 988 c372W
54. Mr. Mawby

asked the Secretary of State for Trade what progress has been made in the ratification of international conventions for the improvement of safety and prevention of pollution at sea.

Mr. Tebbit

The United Kingdom has an excellent record on ratifying conventions relating to marine safety and pollution prevention, which we have reinforced by ratifying a further six IMCO instruments in the past year, notably the 1978 protocol relating to the international convention for the safety of life ac sea 1974 as well as the international convention for the prevention of pollution from ships 1973 and the 1978 protocol thereto.