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Passenger Ships

Volume 473: debated on Friday 14 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the environmental impact of cruise ships operating from UK ports; and if she will make a statement. (192396)

No specific assessment of the environmental impact of cruise vessels has been undertaken. Cruise vessels are treated as any other vessel for the purposes of UK and international legislation and are required to comply with the relevant international standards.