HL Deb 16 July 1992 vol 539 cc47-8WA
Baroness Gardner of Parkes

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will give details of the action he has taken on each of the recommendations contained in the Marine Accident Investigation Report into the collision between the "Marchioness" and the "Bowbelle", which were published on 24th July 1990.

The Earl of Caithness

One of the recommendations in the Hayes Report on River Safety, announced by the Secretary of State for Transport on 7th July, was that the department should publish annually an account of the progress made on the implementation of recommendations made after all major disasters. The department accepted this recommendation.

There were 27 recommendations in the MAIB Final Report on the collision between the "Marchioness" and the "Bowbelle". Action has been completed in respect of Recommendations 1, 2, 3, 4(b),6– 14 inc, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26 and 27. Action will he completed this year in respect of Recommendations 4a, 5, 15, 17, 20 and 24. Further consideration is being given to Recommendation 22. Full details have been placed in the Libary of the House.