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United Kingdom Shipping

Volume 176: debated on Friday 13 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his answer of 18 April, Official Report, columns 914–15, if he will take steps to reduce the cost disadvantages facing United Kingdom shipping operators.

My right hon. Friend announced, on 24 May, Official Report, column 288, the setting up of a joint working party with the General Council of British Shipping to take a wide look at the circumstances in which the British shipping industry operates, including the main obstacles to the use of the British flag.When the working party has reported we will consider what action, if any, should be taken.