HC Deb 16 May 1986 vol 97 c586W
Mr. David Atkinson

asked the Secretary of State for Transport how many Soviet (a) merchant ships, (b) fishing vessels and (c) cruise ships have visited British ports since 1980; and if he will list the names, tonnage, dates of visits and port visited, in respect of each ship.

Mr. Ridley

The total number of Soviet merchant ships and fishing vessels visiting United Kingdom ports since 1980 are as follows:

1980 1,143
1981 1,273
1982 1,233
1983 1,245
1984 1,492
1985 1,612

I shall write to my hon. Friend with details of calls made in individual ports. The other information sought in respect of each call is not available.

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