Merchant Fleets

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 19th November 1979.

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Photo of Sir David Price Sir David Price , Eastleigh 12:00 am, 19th November 1979

Does not my hon. Friend agree that an open seas policy, which is clearly in the best interests of the consumers of the world, is very much at prejudice at present in view of the number of Governments who, as my question points out, are giving "special advantages" to their merchant marines? There can come a point when those merchant marines which play dead straight on a competitive policy will increasingly be put at a disadvantage.