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Admiralty Jurisdiction (Isle of Man and Jersey)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 27th April 1967.

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Photo of Sir Knox Cunningham Sir Knox Cunningham , South Antrim 12:00 am, 27th April 1967

Would the right hon. Lady draw the attention of the authorities in the Isle of Man and Jersey to the fact that, unless courts are given this enlarged Admiralty jurisdiction, if there is a disaster such as the "Torrey Canyon", there can be no arrest of a sister ship in these courts and no recovery of damages? Would she also point out that Guernsey has adopted this enlarged Admiralty jurisdiction?