§ Sir Bernard Braine
asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether the liquefied gas tankers "Methane Progress" and "Methane Princess" are still under survey for the issue of fitness certificates in accordance with the safety requirements of the International Maritime Consultative Organisation; and when such certificates are likely to be issued.
§ Mr. Tebbit
The surveys of the "Methane Progress" and "Methane Princess" are now well advanced and it is expected that certificates of fitness will be issued well inside the recommended date for compliance with the IMCO code.624W
stores. We shall be seeking parliamentary approval for the codes shortly.