§ 60. Mr. C. Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will give details of the number of passenger and cargo vessels which make regular calls at St. Helena annually.
§ Mr. Maudling
A passenger ship calls about every 11 to 13 weeks on the northbound route and every 16 weeks on the south-bound route. These calls are interspersed with visits from cargo ships, so that St. Helena is visited about once every six weeks by a north-bound ship and once every eight weeks by a south-bound ship.
For the period 1st April, 1962, to 31st March, 1963, there will be calls from eight passenger and nine cargo ships in all.