HC Deb 06 April 1987 vol 114 cc49-50W
Mr. Sayeed

asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has had, or intends to have, discussions with the United Kingdom's European partners on a common light fund paid for by a levy on each merchant ship calling at a Community port; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Michael Spicer

It is unlikely that common funding could he negotiated. I do not think therefore such discussions would be fruitful.