§ Mr. Ainger
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which of the recommendations of the Donaldson report which were referred to in his answer of 14 March,Official Report, column 721, as under consideration (a) are to be included in the proposed Merchant Shipping and Maritime Security Bill and (b) have been implemented to date; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Bowis
The Government have accepted 91 of the Donaldson report's 103 recommendations and rejected only four. Eight remain under consideration. Of these, the Merchant Shipping and Maritime Security Bill includes enabling powers to take forward recommendations 95 and478W 96, proposing charges for port state control inspections and emergency response. There is no intention of charging for marine search and rescue.
A progress report giving details of the action taken as at 31 October on all the recommendations in the Donaldson report has been placed in the Library of the House.