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Light Dues

Volume 114: debated on Monday 6 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has had, or intends to have, discussions with the United Kingdom's European partners on a common light fund paid for by a levy on each merchant ship calling at a Community port; and if he will make a statement.

It is unlikely that common funding could he negotiated. I do not think therefore such discussions would be fruitful.