HC Deb 21 December 1982 vol 34 c459W
Mr. Ron Brown

asked the Minister for Trade if, in view of the behaviour of the owners of the "Bulk Trader" which fled to the continent from the port of Leith, with a crew specially flown in from Germany, in order to evade paying US $75,000 owed to the original crew in wage arrears, he will ban ships using a flag of convenience from United Kingdom ports.

Mr. Sproat

I shall reply to the hon. Member as soon as possible.