HC Deb 12 February 1964 vol 689 cc70-1W
53. Mr. Fernyhough

asked the Minister of Transport what was the number and total tonnage of British merchant ships at the latest available date.

Mr. Marples

At the 31st December, 1963, there were 2,538 British vessels of 500 gross tons and over with a total gross tonnage of 20,400,000.