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Light Dues

Volume 114: debated on Tuesday 7 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport what is the total revenue received from light dues on shipping in the United Kingdom, and the cost to his Department of collection, in the latest year for which figures are available.

The revenue in 1985–86 was £41,749,852. The costs of collection are not met by my Department but by the general lighthouse fund : in 1985–86 these costs were £203,874.