§ Mr. Townend
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what ruling the European Court of Justice has made concerning the Order of the President of the European Court of Justice, Case 246/89R-Commission v. the United Kingdom, Paragraph 26, at page 3132. 
§ Mr. Morley
The European Court of Justice confirmed in case C 246/89 that the UK had complied with the President's interim order (Case C 246/89R) to suspend the application of the nationality requirements enshrined in the Merchant Shipping Act 1988 with effect from 2 November 1989. The Court made no specific reference to paragraph 26 of the President's order.