§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) if he will list for each of the last five years(a) the number of staff employed and (b) the total cost to his Department in respect of responsibilities for Fishes Royal; and if he will make a statement; 
(2) how much has been received in each of the last five years in respect of the disposal for Fishes Royal; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Norris
I have asked the chief executive of the Coastguard agency to write to the hon. Member.
Letter from C. J. Harris to Mr. Martin Redmond, dated 29 April 1996:The Secretary of State for Transport has asked me to reply to your recent Questions about Fishes RoyalPQ 1843/95/96Fishes Royal are the responsibility of the Receiver of Wreck who spends approximately 7.5 per cent. of her time on this function with the occasional assistance of local Coastguard Officers. This figure has remained largely unchanged during the last five years. The total cost since 1993, including staff costs, is as follows:
- 1993–94: £9, 150
- 1994–95: £28, 250
- 1995–96: £40, 600Figures prior to 1993–94 are not readily available.PQ 1856/95/96No money has been received in respect of the disposal of Fishes Royal in the last 5 years.