HC Deb 21 May 1993 vol 225 c332W
Sir Teddy Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he has taken following the refusal of the Spanish authorities to permit, and the use of gunboats to prevent, the landing at Almeria of the British-registered vessel Scirocco.

Mr. Norris

We are continuing our efforts to resolve the matter. In our view, Cenargo is entitled to operate this service under European Community legislation on shipping liberalisation. We welcome the fact that the Spanish Government have conceded that there is no legal obstacle to Cenargo operating such a service.