National Lost Trawlermen’s Memorial Day

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 9:05 pm on 13th December 2021.

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Photo of Martin Vickers Martin Vickers Conservative, Cleethorpes 9:05 pm, 13th December 2021

I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on securing this debate. He talks of the triple tragedy, and I am old enough to remember the hush of cold silence over Grimsby when a trawler went missing. I remember regularly going down to Grimsby docks with my father, who worked on the docks all his working life. I went on the trawlers and saw how little protection they offered to the trawlermen, so I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on achieving not only cross-party support but, as my hon. Friend Lia Nici said, cross-Humber support, which is not always quite so obvious.