§ Mr. John Garrett
asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will take steps to exercise control over substandard ships entering British waters.
§ Mr. Tebbit
All ships in United Kingdom ports and waters are subject to a wide range of safety requirements. As indicated in my answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Northwich (Mr. Goodlad) on 2 December—[Vol. 995, c. 103–4]—we are planning to intensify port safety enforcement measures on visiting foreign ships during 1981.