§ Q14. Dr. Godman
asked the Prime Minister if Her Majesty's Government have any plans to review the safety regulations and provisions governing the working conditions of the crews of United Kingdom registered fishing vessels; and if she will make a statement.
§ The Prime Minister
The safety standards for small ships are being reviewed, taking into account the recommendations about sail training ships contained in the report of the formal investigation into the loss of the MARQUES. Working conditions of crews on United Kingdom registered sailing ships (other than pleasure craft) are governed by the Merchant Shipping Occupational Safety Regulations.