§ 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:
Numbers 1989–90 4,021 1990–91 3,503 1991–92 4,174
The numbers of foreign ships inspected were:
Numbers 1989–90 1,782 1990–91 2,197 1991–92 2,397