HC Deb 17 July 1990 vol 176 c473W
Sir John Farr

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what is the average age of British merchant ships; and what information he has on the world average age.

Mr. McLoughlin

As at 31 March 1990, the average age of United Kingdom-registered trading vessels was 13.7 years: the average age of all world trading vessels was 12.7 years.