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Light Dues

Volume 118: debated on Monday 29 June 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport what alteration he intends to make in the level of light dues in response to representations on the subject.

The rates of light dues for 1987–88, effective since 1 June (in respect of certain fishing vessels) and since 1 April (in respect of other vessels) were set by my right hon. Friend after consultation with the industries concerned and taking full account of the points made in representations to him. I do not intend to make any alterations to them in the current financial year, but in 1988–89 I will consider such changes as may be appropriate at that time.