Ports (Traffic)

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 22nd April 1993.

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Photo of Michael Fabricant Michael Fabricant , Staffordshire Mid 12:00 am, 22nd April 1993

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which of the principal ports of Northern Ireland has carried the greatest tonnage of outward traffic in each year since 1987.

Photo of Mr Robert Atkins Mr Robert Atkins , South Ribble

In 1987, the port of Lame carried the greatest tonnage of outward traffic, but in each year since then Belfast has carried the higher total.

Photo of Michael Fabricant Michael Fabricant , Staffordshire Mid

Will my hon. Friend join me in congratulating the port of Larne on its investment of £7 million in a new quay? Is he aware that, contrary to earlier suggestions, a substantial amount of that money comes from the European Commission, from the European regional development fund?