HC Deb 30 April 1969 vol 782 c228W
Mr. Wingfield Digby

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many ships, and what tonnage, were registered under the British flag in 1967 and 1968, respectively.

Mr. William Rodgers

2,181 vessels totalling 20,375,000 gross tons were registered in the United Kingdom at the end of 1967 and 2,058 vessels totalling 20,730,000 gross tons at the end of 1968. These figures exclude miscellaneous vessels such as tugs, fishing vessels and dredgers and all vessels under 500 gross tons.