HC Deb 15 July 1930 vol 241 c1115W
Major GLYN

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many ships of 500 tons and upwards registered as British ships have been transferred to a foreign register during the 12 months, June, 1929, to June, 1930, and by how many ships has the British register been reduced in the same period?


213 British vessels of 500 tons gross and upwards were reported to the Registrar-General of Shipping and Seamen during the 12 months ended 30th June, 1930, as having bad their registers closed on sale of the vessels to persons not qualified to own a British ship. No information is available as to how many of these vessels were subsequently registered under a foreign flag, or how many were broken up. During the period in question, there was a net increase of 168 in the total number of vessels on the British register.

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