HC Deb 31 July 1934 vol 292 c2463W

asked the President of the Board of Trade the tonnage of British ships sold to foreign owners and for breaking up, respectively, during the year ended 30th June, 1934?


As reported to the Registrar-General of Shipping and Seamen, the tonnage of vessels registered at ports in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Channel Islands, the registers of which were closed during the 12 months ended 30th June, 1934, on account of sale to foreigners amounted to 759,636 tons gross, the corresponding figure for vessels broken up or sold for breaking up being 403,488 tons gross. The latter figure is exclusive of any vessels reported as sold to foreigners for breaking up.