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Shipping (Laid-Up Vessels)

Volume 529: debated on Tuesday 29 June 1954

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asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation the amount of shipping registered in the United Kingdom now laid up for reasons other than repair.

The information available in my Department indicates that, excluding ships under repair, 49 ships registered in the United Kingdom amounting to 196,000 gross tons, were laid up at the end of last month; this includes 23 small ships with a gross tonnage below 1,600.