§ 91. Sir HARRY BRITTAIN
asked the Minister of Transport whether the proposal of a train ferry between Flushing and this country has been brought to his notice; and whether, having regard to 39 the great convenience which such a ferry would give to travellers to the Continent, he will cause inquiries to be made as to the possibilities in this direction?
§ The MINISTER of TRANSPORT (Colonel Ashley)
The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. I do not think that it is for me to investigate the commercial possibilities of such a service as that indicated by my hon. Friend.
§ Sir H. BRITTAIN
Does the right hon. and gallant Gentdeman not read the newspapers; and if he does, will he consider the suggestion which has been made in this respect; and does he not think that a ferry on these lines would be an immense advantage?
§ Colonel ASHLEY
If it will satisfy my hon. Friend, I will communicate with the railway company, and ask them to consider it.
§ Commander BELLAIRS
Why is this question addressed to the Minister of Transport? Has the right hon. and gallant Gentleman jurisdiction over the sea as well as the land?