§ Ms. Walley
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many British-registered ships are built to STAB 90 specifications.
§ Mr. Mcloughlin
The information is not available at the moment in the form requested. The damage stability characteristics of all United Kingdom roll on/roll off passenger ferries are being urgently assessed in accordance with procedures adopted by the International Maritime Organisation in May. The level of their compliance with STAB 90—SOLAS 90—specifications will be available when that exercise is complete.