HC Deb 12 December 1985 vol 88 cc773-4W
Mr. McCrindle

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what additional United Kingdom shipping tonnage is now operating under flags of convenience compared with 1970, 1975 and 1980.

Agency Campaign Expenditure £'s
Doyle Dane Bernbach Housing Act/Landlord 169,600
Doyle Dane Bernbach Housing Act/Right to Buy 642,700
Doyle Dane Bernbach Ancient Monuments 4,500
Doyle Dane Bernbach Home Insulation Grants 202,900
Doyle Dane Bernbach Keep Britain Tidy 28,500

Mr. Ridley

The information is not available in the form requested. However, it has been estimated that, in 1984, shipping registered outside the United Kingdom but beneficially owned by United Kingdom residents amounted to about 3 million gross registered tonnes. Estimates are not available for earlier years.