§ MR. CARR-GOMM (Southwark, Rotherhithe)
To ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that a statement has been made to the effect that the proposals of the promoters of the Lower Thames (Grays) Dock Bill have been submitted to the Board of Trade, and that they will be recommended to the House as offering the cheapest and most practicable solution of the problem; and whether the promoters of this private Bill have any authority for making a statement as to the views of the Government in this important matter.
(Answered by Mr. Kearley.) I have seen a newspaper paragraph, but the promoters of the Bill inform me that no statement to the effect indicated in the Question has been made by them or with their authority. The proposals in question have been submitted to the Board of Trade, but there is no foundation for any statement as to the views entertained by the Government thereon.