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Merchant Shipping Bill

Volume 949: debated on Friday 12 May 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade when he intends to introduce a new Merchant Shipping Bill.

Unfortunately it is most unlikely that Parliamentary time can be found for a Bill this Session. However a White Paper entitled "Action on Safety and Pollution at Sea: New Merchant Shipping Bill" is to be published on 15th May: this will include draft clauses and an Explanatory Memorandum.