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Inland Waterways

Volume 473: debated on Friday 14 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of the levels of traffic on major rivers and other inland waterways between 1997 and 2000. (191760)

The information requested is shown in the following table.

UK inland waters traffic, 1997 to 2000

1997

1998

1999

2000

Goods lifted (million tonnes)

Total

58.5

57.3

53.8

49.0

Of which:

Non-seagoing

4.8

4.3

4.3

4.3

Seagoing

53.7

53.0

49.5

44.7

Goods moved (million tonne-kilometres)

Total

1.9

2.0

1.9

1.7

Of which:

Non-seagoing

0.2

0.2

0.2

0.2

Seagoing

1.7

1.8

1.7

1.5

Source:

Department for Transport Statistics Bulletin: “Waterborne Freight in the United Kingdom 2006”