HC Deb 12 April 1989 vol 150 cc569-70W
Mr. Bermingham

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if his Department is monitoring the incidence with which containers of hazardous goods are lashed to the decks of cargo vessels when the hold is full; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Portillo

[holding answer 11 April 1989]: The Department does not monitor the incidence with which cargoes are carried on the decks of cargo vessels, but in the course of their inspections marine surveyors in the Department may check that deck cargoes have been lashed and stowed correctly.