HC Deb 20 May 1954 vol 527 cc145-6W
Mr. Arbuthnot

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation how many tankers are now laid up in the mouth of the River Fal and elsewhere round Great Britain; how many of these are of British registration; and what were the years in which they were built.

Mr. Molson

On 1st April, 1954, 17 tankers were laid up in Great Britain for reasons other than repair, and of these 15 were laid up in the River Fal. Fourteen of the tankers are registered in the United Kingdom. Two of the ships are over five and under 10 years old, 11 over 15 and under 20 years, while four are over 20 years old.