§ Mr. Gordon Prentice
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many(a) United Kingdom registered bulk tankers and (b) tankers registered elsewhere have been lost in each of the past five years. 
§ Mr. Jamieson
Lloyd's Register—Fairplay Ltd. World Casualty Statistics indicate the following number of losses in the world fleet for Tankers and Bulk Carriers. There have been no UK registered losses for these types of vessels in the past five years.
Tankers Bulk carriers 1997 24 16 1998 15 29 1999 15 19 2000 14 21 2001 12 9