Businesses Liable to Vesting

Part of Clause 34 – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th April 1970.

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As the technique of through transport develops—a new development which we want to see continued—it is understandable that ship owners are anxious to control the whole process of transportation from beginning to end. This will not be possible under the Bill. This development of through transport control is even more essential with containerisation. If the Amendment were accepted the industry would benefit, remembering that some ship owners are willing to give business to other ship owners if they can unload at a faster rate. This happens today.