HC Deb 28 July 1989 vol 157 cc1099-100W
Dr. Godman

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Greenock and Port Glasgow on 26 July, he will set out the requirements of the 1988 Act which each of the 150 formerly registered vessels failed to satisfy; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. McLoughlin

The 150 vessels did not meet any or all of the requirements of schedule 14 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1988 relating to the ownership, management and control of the vessel. Thirty-one of these vessels also could not have been registered because they did not have valid safety certificates.

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