CHESTER MP Mr Stephen Mosley in Parliament (House of Commons) 7th July 2011

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CHESTER MP Mr Stephen Mosley in Parliament (House of Commons) 7th July 2011

Stephen Mosley (City of Chester) (Con):
In March a constituent of mine, Rebecca Coriam, disappeared while working for a British employment agency on a Bahamian-registered, American-based Disney cruise ship in international waters off the coast of Mexico. Despite an investigation by the Bahamas Maritime Authority, her family are still awaiting news of their daughter. May we have a debate on the safety and regulation of cruise ships that would enable me to highlight the difficulties faced by those trying to identify the facts and the responsibility behind events at sea?

Sir George Young: I understand my hon. Friend’s concern. I believe that the Minister with responsibility for shipping is aware of that case and understands my hon. Friend’s concerns, and is happy to meet him and the family to discuss how we might take the matter forward.