HL Deb 07 March 1995 vol 562 c11WA
Lord Brougham and Vaux

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the latest situation on light dues.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Transport (Viscount Goschen):

I am pleased to announce that light dues for 1995/96 will be frozen at the levels set in April 1993 for a second year in succession. I have decided to remove the supplementary roll-on/roll-off charge levied on tonnage in excess of 1,000 tons for any vessel whose liability is assessed by an International Tonnage Convention 1969 certificate. The surcharge will remain for any vessel unable for any reason to offer such a certificate. I have concluded that all other rates should remain unchanged.

I commend the General Lighthouse Authorities on their continuing achievement of efficiency savings.