HC Deb 05 June 1962 vol 661 c42W
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.

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