§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many accidents have taken place during the last 12 months around the coastline of Great Britain, that have involved(a) United Kingdom registered vessels and (b) foreign registered vessels; and what are the comparable figures for (i) five years and (ii) 10 years ago.
§ Mr. McLoughlin
The information is only available for United Kingdom vessels on a worldwide basis. The numbers of accidents to United Kingdom registered vessels worldwide for 1979, 1984 and 1988 (the latest year completed statistics are available) are 421, 261 and 178 respectively. The information in respect of accidents to foreign registered vessels around the coastline of Great Britain is not kept in statistical form and is not therefore readily available.