British Shipping Industry

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:25 pm on 17th December 1984.

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Photo of Mr Jonathan Sayeed Mr Jonathan Sayeed , Bristol East 6:25 pm, 17th December 1984

Does my hon. Friend accept that there is a case, in equity, for those charges falling not just on shipowners? My hon. Friend the Member for Eastleigh (Sir D. Price) mentioned that these facilities are used most by yachtsmen, and the whole country benefits from having a safe maritime regime. Is it not possible for this cost to fall on the Exchequer rather than directly on shipowners?