§ 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:
Number 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.