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Merchant Shipping Fleet

Volume 979: debated on Monday 25 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade what the size of the British merchant shipping fleet was on 1 January 1979; and what it was on 1 January 1980.

The size of the United Kingdom registered merchant shipping fleet—covering trading vessels of 500 gross registered tons and over—at 31 December 1978 and at 31 December 1979 was 46·3 and 41·2 million deadweight tons respectively.