HC Deb 05 December 1983 vol 50 c37W
24. Mr. McCrindle

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he has received any representations from British cruise lines in regard to the impact of Soviet capacity on the United Kingdom market.

Mr. David Mitchell

Yes, and following consideration of these, the Government have made clear to the Soviet authorities that they are not prepared to see British cruise lines damaged by non-commercial competition from Soviet ships operating in our markets. I now understand that a substantial cut in the planned activities of Soviet cruise lines is intended in the British market in 1984.