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Wrecked Ships

Volume 79: debated on Friday 24 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he has any proposals to change procedures relating to the salvaging of wrecked ships; and if he will make a statement.

I have no proposals of this sort, although when parliamentary time permits I propose to seek approval for legislation that would provide for the protection and disposal of objects of archaeological and historic importance that are recovered from wrecked vessels.