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98 EN Official Journal of the European Communities C 310/47

The available statistics from the secretariat of the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control
cover all of 1996 and 1997 and include some non-Community members, however from the information available,
the summary of detentions per ship type is indicated as a percentage, as follows:

Detention 1996 Detention 1997

Ship Type
% %

General dry cargo 24.84 23.59

Bulk carriers 17.45 15.73
Tankers / comb. carriers 11.84 9.23
Gas carriers 2.22 1.67
Chemical tankers 13.17 10.98
Passenger ships / ferries 9.57 9.23
Refrigerated cargo 13.45 13.41
Roll-on/roll-off / container / vehicle 6.56 6.56
Other types 12.69 8.90

Total 16.76 15.07

In accordance with Article 17 of Directive 95/21/EC, Member States have supplied the following information on
the number of Port State Control inspectors (full-time equivalent) working on their behalf immediately after the
entry into force of the Directive:

No of
Member States

Belgium 1.75
Denmark 6
Germany 10
Greece 43
Spain 28
France 12
Ireland 0.55
Italy 85
Netherlands 7
Portugal 5
Finland 3
Sweden 3
United Kingdom 12.2

Updated information is due by 1 October 1998.

(98/C 310/58) WRITTEN QUESTION E-0295/98

by Anita Pollack (PSE) to the Commission
(17 February 1998)

Subject: Imports of cattle from Australia

Can the Commission confirm whether there are any shipments of live cattle from Australia to the EU and if so,
give an indication of the numbers of animals involved and their Member State destination?

Answer given by Mr Fischler on behalf of the Commission

(5 March 1998)

So far there have been no shipments at all of live bovine animals from Australia to the Community.