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Merchant Shipping Bill Hl

Volume 489: debated on Thursday 29 October 1987

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My Lords, I beg to introduce a Bill to amend the law relating to the registration of ships; to make provision for the giving of financial assistance in connection with the training of seamen and crew relief costs; to make provision for the establishment of a Merchant Navy Reserve; to make further provisions with respect to the safety of shipping; with respect to liability and compensation for oil pollution and with respect to the financing and administration of the lighthouse service; to make other amendments of the law relating to shipping, seamen and pollution; and for connected purposes.

I beg to move that this Bill be now read a first time.

Moved, That the Bill be now read a first time.—( Lord Brabazon of Tara.)

On Question, Bill read a first time, and to be printed.