HC Deb 28 June 1989 vol 155 c475W
Mr. Patrick Thomson

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what was the amount of light dues paid by fishing vessels during the year 1987–88; and what was the original estimate.

Mr. Portillo

I refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Moray (Mrs. Ewing) on 16 February at column 285. The general lighthouse authorities have now received some £191,000 in light dues paid for United Kingdom-registered fishing vessels for the financial year 1987–88. A similar sum is estimated to have been received in light dues paid by non-United Kingdom registered fishing vessels, but disproportionate effort would be required to establish a precise figure.

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