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Volume 79: debated on Wednesday 22 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport (1) if he will publish in the Official Report statistics of the ports used in the United Kingdom by export tonnages originating within Yorkshire and Humberside for the most recent available year;(2) if he will publish in the

Official Report statistics for the tonnages of exports originating in other regions and

Origin and destination of non-fuel exports through Humberside ports, 1978

Thousand Tonnes

Destination

Europe

Africa

Asia

Australasia

America

All countries

Pan —Hull —Origin

North14291351170
Yorkshire and Humberside3233731120412
East Midlands65181711102
East Anglia3259
Greater London1413431
South East remainder1419116251
South West1122117
West Midlands661019196
North West186382632254
Wales2143129
Scotland9812131124
Northern Ireland539
Multiple origins9212
Not specified1443123
Total United Kingdom97217214818301,339

Port—Goole—Origin

North13215
Yorkshire and Humberside654170
East Midlands26127
East Anglia22
Greater London22
South East remainder22
South West33
West Midlands1212
North West24326
Wales99
Scotland617
Northern Ireland
Multiple origins43244
Not specified1010
Total United Kingdom216113230

Port—Scunthorpe—Origin

North223
Yorkshire and Humberside3641412380
East Midlands2727
East Anglia
Greater London
South East remainder
South West
West Midlands9211
North West88
Wales11
Scotland
Northern Ireland
Multiple origins2451246
Not specified2121
Total United Kingdom6772415696

passing by road through Yorkshire and Humberside for the most recent available year, giving details of United Kingdom ports through which the tonnages were shipped;

(3) if he will publish in the Official Report statistics on the export tonnages using Hull and other Humberside ports for the most recently available year, giving origins by region and destinations by continent.

The origin and destination of freight traffic through ports is not collected routinely. An origin and destination survey was however carried out in 1978 of international freight traffic, excluding fuel. Table 2b of the report of that survey, "Inland Origins and Destinations of UK International Trade 1978", a copy of which is in the Library, shows the ports used by goods originating in each region. The following table gives information from table 2b for Hull and the other Humber ports, and is expanded to show destination by continent.

Destination

Europe

Africa

Asia

Australasia

America

All countries

Port—Grimsby—Origin

North66
Yorkshire and Humberside5626165
East Midlands261735
East Anglia22
Greater London11
South East remainder415
South West12
West Midlands2424
North West44145
Wales99
Scotland66
Northern Ireland22
Multiple origins2214
Not specified55
Total United Kingdom1886152210

Port—Immingham—Origin

North21115239
Yorkshire and Humberside29966217128709
East Midlands911416120
East Anglia71512
Greater London1255
South East remainder766120
South West165222
West Midlands45231381
North West907152115
Wales223410
Scotland13102228
Northern Ireland
Multiple origins421455
Not specified352138
Total United Kingdom6701173271421,255

Details of road routes were not collected, but table 21 of the report provides some indication of the volume of exports which may have passed through Yorkshire and Humberside.

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will publish in the Official Report statistics

Export Tonnages Through Selected Ports
Thousand Tonnes
Hull*Other HumberLondonDoverSouthamptonMilford Haven
19741,3923,9245,9721,1042,5657,104
19751,4364,7005,7581,2482,5735,499
19761,4474,6055,8641,5743,3965,787
19771,4875,8067,3091,9672,6454,293
19781,4396,6317,1212,1752,5765,131
19791,2246,4596,3182,3932,6525,364
19801,7006,8266,4772,5952,5076,791
19811,93110,0466,1522,5691,9095,022
19821,94410,2754,6352,8662,5474,318
19831,55710,5075,0563,0613,8274,125
* Comprises Ports of Grimsby and Immingham, Goole and Wharves on the Riverhouse, Trent and Hull and Humber
Export Tonnages Through Selected Ports
Thousand Tonnes
OrkneySullom VoeForthTees & HarlepoolGrimsby & ImminghamFelixstowe
19741,4682,5902,2311,197
19751,1413,4893,2051,449
19764,22611,8523,5331,625
19774,01513,83113,0704,7321,787

on the export tonnages handled (a) by the port of Hull, (b) by other Humberside ports and (c) by the 10 main British ports for each of the last 10 years.

Export tonnages for 1974 to 1983, given in the table, are based on regular returns from port authorities and operators. The 10 "main" ports are here selected as those with the highest export tonnage in 1983. For most of these ports, the chief export is oil.

Orkney

Sullom Voe

Forth

Tees & Harlepool

Grimsby & Immingham

Felixstowe

19785,82718,39815,5865,3172,003
19799,97313,35617,27418,4975,2632,753
19807,34516,30516,30516,86523,0745,456
19818,10227,11914,35918,6388,5612,661
19827,67834,94815,96516,96516,5728,643
198310,31939,15715,94214,8118,9393,461