HC Deb 21 December 1989 vol 164 cc360-1W
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:

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