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Merchant Shipping Act

Volume 986: debated on Monday 16 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade when he now expects the pilotage provisions of the Merchant Shipping Act to be fully implemented.

Subject to further advice from the Pilotage Commission when it meets later this week, it is hoped to activate almost all of the remaining pilotage provisions of the Merchant Shipping Act 1979 on 1 July, including those relating to pilotage certificates for EEC nationals. Detailed implementation of these provisions is the responsibility of the local pilotage authorities and the Pilotage Commission.