§ Lord Melchett
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they will place in the Library a list of all fishing and ancillary vessels registered in the USSR that have been sighted inside the Falkland Islands Protection Zone between September 1983 and the most recent convenient date.
§ Baroness Young
For operational reasons I am unable to provide the information on Soviet vessels in the precise form requested.
The following numbers of Soviet registered vessels were sighted in the FIPZ from 1983 until the end of September 1986:
1983 1984 1985 1986 (up to end Sept) 47 125 130 125