§ 16. Mr. Loyden
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will give the numbers of(a) non-United Kingdom merchant ships and (b) United Kingdom flag merchant ships which were deployed during the Gulf war.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
A total of 109 foreign-flagged vessels and five United Kingdom-flagged vessels were chartered in support of the move of men and equipment to the Gulf. Eighty-one foreign-flagged vessels and three United Kingdom-flagged vessels were involved in the return phase. A number of these vessels undertook more than one voyage.