Merchant Shipping (Safety Convention) Bill, 1952—First Stage.

I move that leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to enable effect to be given to an International Convention for the safety of life at sea, signed in London on the 10th day of June, 1948; to amend the provisions of the Merchant Shipping Acts, 1894 to 1947, relating to the construction of passenger steamers, to life-saving appliances, wireless and radio navigation aids, and to other matters affected by the said convention; and to make provision for the charging of fees.

Leave granted.
Second Stage ordered for next sitting day after the Recess.