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Shipping: Light Dues

Volume 712: debated on Monday 5 October 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Adonis on 21 July (WA 367), whether Raven Trading Ltd consulted shipping companies during their investigation, The Impact of Light Dues Increases; and if so, which ones. [HL5353]

The consultant who prepared the report for Raven Trading drew upon data from the industry, including terminal operators and service providers. One shipping company that called at the major port of Felixstowe was asked to provide actual costs on a commercial-in-confidence basis, which corroborated estimated figures.

The report was only one element taken into consideration, alongside representations from a number of shipping companies, in setting light dues levels for 2009-10.