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Finnish Ships (Disposal)

Volume 486: debated on Monday 16 April 1951

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asked the Minister of Transport why he recently gave permission for two sailing vessels, which have been lying in a South Wales port for more than 12 months, to be towed to the Continent to be broken up, in view of the fact that this work could have been done in this country and the scrap steel and iron saved for British use.

I understand that my hon. Friend refers to the "Pamir" and the of its misuse would in my view outweigh any possible advantages. Experience has shown that qualified medical staff, with supplies of the necessary drugs, are almost invariably on the scene of an accident quickly.