asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he can now indicate the date and composition of the official inquiry into the Asiafreighter incident.
As my right hon. Friend told the House on 18th November 1974—[Vol. 881, c. 896–8.]—he appointed an inspector to carry out an official inquiry into this incident under Section 728 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1894. We expect to receive his report shortly.