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COASTAL FLEET

THE NEED STRESSED

NAVAL SECRETARY'S COMMENT

Parliamentary Reporter

WELLINGTON, this day.

Emphasising the importance of maintaining a fleet uf coastal ships, the Naval Secretary, Captain W. J. G. Prophit, in an appendix to the report of the Rail and Coastal Shipping Committee, made the following comment:

"If an approach to the ideal during the transition stage from peace to war and during the war years is to be looked for it is essential—

"That New Zealand's coastal fleet shall ba in a healthy and flourishing condition;

"That all unfair and unjust competition from other forms of transport which will prejudice this state should be removed:

"That shipowners should be encouraged to use our shipbuilding resources to the greatest extent possible to increase their fleets." "A GOOD JOB DONE" COMMENT BY MINISTER Parliamentary Reporter. WELLINGTON, this day. Commenting on the report by the Rail and Coastal Shipping Committee, the Minister of Transport, Mr. O'Brien, said he felt a really good job had been done by the committee, whose recommendations were at present under consideration. He was particularly gratified that the representatives of the railways and shipping interests had been able to agree on the suggested machinery to regulate competition.

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COASTAL FLEET, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 172, 23 July 1945

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COASTAL FLEET Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 172, 23 July 1945

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