HC Deb 09 August 1966 vol 733 c305W
64. Mr. Wingfield Digby

asked the President of the Board of Trade what estimate he has made of the cost of the shipping strike in the charter of foreign ships and in the payment of freight in foreign currency for imports and exports.

Mr. Mason

The greater part of the eventual net loss on shipping account, estimated to be not more than some £25 million, results from the additional use of foreign shipping.

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