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Passenger Liners

Volume 164: debated on Thursday 11 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many passenger liners are currently being built in the member countries of the EEC; and if he will publish a list of the number of such vessels ranging in displacement from 3,500 tonnes upwards that are due to be launched in 1990, indicating in each case the countries where they are being built.

Twenty four passenger ships—other than ferries—were on order books of EC shipyards at the end of the third quarter of 1989. The other information requested is not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.