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Ferry Passengers

Volume 82: debated on Wednesday 10 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for each United Kingdom seaport, and at each separate terminal within a seaport, what was the number of passengers arriving in 1984 on a ferry, including hovercraft and hydrofoils, from a seaport in (a) another member state of the Community and (b) other countries.

I have been asked to reply.The following table shows the information requested for United Kingdom ports or port groups. The Department of Transport does not collect figures for arrivals at individual terminals. Figures for individual ports have been grouped where necessary to avoid the disclosure of commercially confidential information.

Sea passenger arrivals in the United Kingdom from Continental Europe and Irish Republic*: 1984
Port/Port GroupArrivals in United Kingdom (Thousands)
Other Thames and Kent ports1,540
All Thames and Kent (Tilbury to Folkstone)8,421
All South Coast (Newhaven to Falmouth)1,548
All West Coast (Avonmouth to Fleetwood)1,441
Other East Coast ports286
All East Coast (Harwich to Lerwick)1,596
Total all Ports/Port Groups13,006
Of which:
From EC Countries12,769
From Non-EC Countries237
* Excludes passengers arriving in the United Kingdom from outside Europe and passengers dis-embarking following a cruise holiday.