HC Deb 12 March 1980 vol 980 c563W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

asked the Secretary of State for Energy, further to his reply to the hon. Member for Grimsby of 13 February, relating to the cost of shipping crude oil, whether he will publish in the Official Report a table showing the capacity of the ships quoted for the voyages concerned, the estimated fuel costs in each case per ton of oil carried per unit of time or distance, the estimated turn round time per voyage, and the estimated total cost per voyage.

Mr. Gray

The AFRA shipping rates quoted in my earlier reply—[Vol. 978, c. 641]—related to ships of 160,000 to 320,000 dwt from Africa and of 45,000 to 80,000 from the United Kingdom to Rotterdam. The additional information requested by the hon. Member is not available to the Government.