§ Mr. David Nicholson
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many representations he has had since 1 January 1992 about(a) the change in the size in the British merchant fleet, (b) the change in the number and quality of vessels flying flags of convenience sailing in United Kingdom waters, (c) the change in the level of the United Kingdom's invisible earnings from shipping and (d) the ability of the merchant fleet to support the armed forces; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Norris
We have received a number of representations from interested parties covering these and other shipping issues.
A detailed breakdown of meetings, discussions and correspondence on these issues cannot be provided without disproportionate cost.