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South Stack

Volume 76: debated on Monday 1 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his answer of 21 March, Official Report, column 542, when the report of his Department's inquiry into the disappearance of the South Stack in the North sea was completed; on what date he received a copy of the report; what evidence the report adduces to suggest that the most probable reason for the vessel's loss was capsizing; whether the inquiry had available to it any evidence of the presence of British or other submarines in the vicinity of the South Stack immediately prior to her loss; and if he will make available a copy of the report to the hon. Member for Warrington, North.

The inspector's report on the disappearance of the South Stack in the North sea was completed on 19 January 1984.At the time of the vessel's disappearance the weather was good and there was no distress signal. Both facts suggest a sudden catastrophe such as capsizing.

MotorwayJunction numbersDetails of workTiming
M44–5Addition of fourth lane in each directionIn progress, completion December 1985
M54–5Addition of third lane in each direction; construction of M5/M42 junction.In progress completion mid 1987
M64–5Construction of M6/M42 junctionIn progress, completion early 1986