HC Deb 31 January 1989 vol 146 cc144-5W
Mr. Barry Field

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many competent harbour authorities are charging firms which maintain scheduled services between United Kingdom offshore islands and the United Kindom mainland, under the Pilotage Act; and if he will list them.

Mr. Portillo

I understand that the following competent harbour authorities make charges under the Pilotage Act 1987 to firms operating such services:

  1. Aberdeen Harbour Board
  2. Clyde Port Authority
  3. Cowes Harbour Commissioners
  4. Lerwick Harbour Trust
  5. Penwith District Council
  6. City of Portsmouth

I further understand that Associated British Ports, as competent harbour authority for the port of Southampton, intends shortly to introduce such charges on firms operating services of this kind.