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Substandard Shipping

Volume 170: debated on Friday 20 April 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will publish the number of defective merchant vessels that have been detained at British ports for each of the last five years.

The number of merchant ships which have been detained in United Kingdom ports as a result of defects indentified by Department of Transport marine surveyors in the course of general or port state control inspections in each of the last five years is as follows:

Number
198533
198633
198726
198848
198947
1199023
1 January—March