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The Vital SparkThe British Coastal Trade, 1700-1930$
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John Armstrong

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780986497308

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9780986497308.001.0001

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Government Regulation in the British Shipping Industry, 1830-1913: The Role of the Coastal Sector

Government Regulation in the British Shipping Industry, 1830-1913: The Role of the Coastal Sector

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(p.205) Chapter 11 Government Regulation in the British Shipping Industry, 1830-1913: The Role of the Coastal Sector1
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The Vital Spark
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John Armstrong

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780986497308.003.0011

This chapter examines government regulation in the British shipping industry in relation to the coastal sector. It explores the lack of government presence in the wider shipping industry in comparison to the railway sector, then deconstructs their shipping presence, where it becomes apparent that the majority of government inquiry and legislation in shipping pertained to the coastal sector. By studying Parliamentary acts, the Board of Trade, and governmental activity, it demonstrates that the government strived to pioneer new technology and keep the shipping industry active. It concludes that enquiries and legislation faced by the industry were the result of wrecks, explosions, and collisions - events which affected the coastal sector more keenly than the deep-water sector.

Keywords:   Board of Trade, Shipping Legislation, British Merchants, Merchant Shipping Acts, British Navigation Acts, Railways and Canal Commissioners, Shipping Policies

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