HC Deb 05 November 1992 vol 213 cc329-31W
Ms. Walley

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many inspectors are employed by the Marine directorate; and if he will give details of the number of(a) United Kingdom-flagged vessels and (b) flag-of-convenience tonnage covered by inspectors of the Marine directorate in 1989–90, 1990–91, 1991–92 and 1992–93.

Mr. Norris

There are at present 190 marine surveyors employed within the marine directorate.

The numbers of inspections of United Kingdom vessels were:

1989–90 4,021
1990–91 3,503
1991–92 4,174

The numbers of foreign ships inspected were:

1989–90 1,782
1990–91 2,197
1991–92 2,397

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