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Shipping

Volume 176: debated on Wednesday 18 July 1990

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if the Government will take steps to provide the British shipping industry with assistance equal to that provided by other nations for their tonnage.

My right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer has no present plans to do so. Many of the countries who assist shipping have rates of corporation tax which are higher than the United Kingdom's.