§ Mr. Terry Davis
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what were the flag states of eight non-United Kingdom ships alleged to have been responsible for illegal oil discharges in United Kingdom waters since 1984; and when were these cases passed on the competent authorities in the relevant flag states for investigation.
§ Mr. McLoughlin
The information is as follows:361W
Flag stale Date case passed to competent authority Liberia 13 August 1986 Liberia 7 April 1988 Liberia 27 July 1988 Bahamas 10 December 1988 Turkey 27 June 1989 Cyprus 3 November 1989 Brazil 9 November 1989 Antigua 11 December 1989