Shipowners' Liability

Oral Answers to Questions — Shipping – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 18th December 1957.

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Photo of Sir Knox Cunningham Sir Knox Cunningham , South Antrim 12:00 am, 18th December 1957

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether the representatives of Her Majesty's Government at the Diplomatic Conference on Maritime Law held in Brussels in October, 1957, supported the raising of the present United Kingdom figures of shipowners' liability to about £74 and £24 per ton, respectively; and what documents relating to the International Convention on the Limitation of Shipowners' Liability were signed by such representatives at Brussels on behalf of the United Kingdom.

Photo of Mr Airey Neave Mr Airey Neave , Abingdon

The answer to the first part of the Question is "Yes, Sir"; the answer to the second part is "None, Sir".