HC Deb 16 July 1984 vol 64 cc3-4W
Dr. McDonald

asked the Secretary of State for Transport how many passengers were carried by passenger cruise ship operations on cruises commencing from United Kingdom ports in each year from 1977 to 1983; and what part of the total, expressed both as passengers carried and percentage market share; was accounted for by ships sailing under the following flags: (a) British, (b) Soviet, (c) Greek, (d) Norwegian and (e) other foreign.

Mr. David Mitchell

The total number of sea cruise passengers leaving United Kingdom ports between 1977 and 1983 is as follows:

Year Sea cruise passengers (thousands)
1977 93
1978 82
1979 89
1980 90
1981 81
1982 43
1983 65

No analysis of the above figures by nationality of vessel is published by the Department on the grounds of commercial confidentiality.

Dr. McDonald

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of passenger cruise holidays expressed in bednights offered by passenger cruise ship operators on the home market, were available in 1982–83 from (a) United Kingdom ports and (b) non-United Kingdom ports.

Mr. David Mitchell

The information requested is not available.