HC Deb 15 November 1971 vol 826 c27W
Mr. Wingfield Digby

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many collisions or strandings have taken place off the coasts of Great Britain during last year.

Mr. Anthony Grant

Statistics are not available in the form requested, but those published by the Liverpool Underwriters' Association indicate that during the 12 months ending 30th September, 1971, there were four strandings and nine collisions involving vessels of 500 gross tons or more excluding incidents where there was only minor damage.