§ Mr. Ridsdale
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what future as a pilotage authority is envisaged for Trinity House, in view of his statement on 13th October 1976 which confirmed that Trinity House would be consulted in any rearrangement of pilotage administration, and in the light of the intention to remove Trinity House's responsibility as a major pilotage authority outlined in the Government's policy statement on Marine Pilotage published in 1975.
§ Mr. Clinton Davis
I cannot forecast the specific functions of Trinity House with regard to running pilotage in advance of consultations which are envisaged following new legislation; but I can assure the hon. Member that its experience and the contribution it can make will be taken fully into account.